Gaza projectiles hit south Israel after Sharon burial: Army

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Gaza militants fired two projectiles which struck an area close to the ranch where former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was laid to rest on Monday, a military spokeswoman said.

"Two projectiles landed in an open area in the Shaar HaNegev region," said the spokesman, referring to the area around the northern border with Gaza, without specifying exactly where they struck.

Media reports said they landed near the town of Sderot which lies a few kilometres from Sycamore Ranch.

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