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Israel Hit by Rockets

9:23 AM, Aug 25, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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For the last week, Israel has been hit by rocket fire from Gaza--"more than 100 rockets and mortars," the Washington Times reports. Just last night, 20 rockets were fired in, hitting Ashkelon, Be'er Sheva, and Sderot. Haaretz reports:

Five grad rockets fell in open areas on Wednesday night, one near Ofakim, one south of Ashkelon and three in Be'er Sheva. Rockets also fell in the Eshkol Regional Council. A nine-month-old baby was lightly wounded after a rocket hit a private car in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

Rocket fire continued late into Wednesday night, with two rockets also landing in Sderot. 
In response to rocket attacks, Israel Air Force aircraft targeted a weapons storage facility in the northern Gaza Strip as well as a smuggling tunnel and weapons manufacturing site in the southern Gaza Strip overnight on Wednesday. The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that "direct hits were confirmed."

And ynetnews.com reports that more rockets have been fired into Israel today:

After a lull of several hours, rocket fire from Gaza renewed on Thursday afternoon as a projectile exploded in open territory in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. No injuries were reported but damage was caused to a high voltage line.

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