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Israel strikes Gaza

By Ben Harris, JTA

January 8, 2010 | 12:38 pm

Israeli warplanes struck four targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket that landed near Ashkelon.

The Israel Defense Forces said the targets included several smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza, as well as a weapons manufacturing facility, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Thursday night’s raid followed the firing of a Katyusha rocket at the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. The rocket caused no casualties.

Palestinians said one person was killed and two wounded in the strikes.

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