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2 Gaza rockets hit near Israel nuclear reactor: Army

Published on Jul 10, 2014 1:17 AM
 

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Two rockets fired by Gaza militants Wednesday hit near the southern town of Dimona where Israel has a nuclear reactor, the military said on Twitter.

"A few minutes ago, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired three rockets at Dimona. Two fell in open areas; Iron Dome intercepted the other," it said referring to the Israeli missile defence system.

The Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Gaza-based Hamas, said in a statement it "launched three M75 rockets at Dimona," referring to the Gaza-produced rockets with a range of about 80km.

Israel has two nuclear reactors, one at Dimona in the Negev desert, and the other at its nuclear research facility at Nahal Sorek, west of Jerusalem.

 
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