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Israel hits Gaza with air strikes after rocket firing by Palestinian militants

Published on Jun 29, 2014 4:53 PM
 

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israeli air raids hit the Gaza Strip 12 times overnight, wounding two people after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory caused a fire in southern Israel, sources from both sides said.

The strikes late on Saturday and early on Sunday targeted sites across the coastal enclave, slightly wounding two people and damaging property in Gaza City, an interior ministry spokesman in Gaza said.

"There were a total of 12 strikes in two stages," an Israeli army spokesman told AFP, saying the raids targeted several "sites of terrorist activity".

The strikes came after Palestinian militant groups in Gaza fired 12 rockets at southern Israel on Friday and Saturday. One of the rockets hit an industrial zone in Sderot in southern Israel on Saturday, setting a building ablaze but without causing casualties, police said.

Israeli firefighters extinguish a burning factory hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on June 28, 2014 at an industrial zone in the southern city of Sderot. Israeli air raids hit the Gaza Strip 12 times overnight, wounding two people after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory caused a fire in southern Israel, sources from both sides said. -- PHOTO: AFP 
 
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