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Hamas renews rocket fire from Gaza; 17 missiles explode in southern Israel

After many months of refraining from rocket launches at Israel, Hamas claims responsibility for 10 Grads fired within a single day.

Haaretz

June 19, 2012 | 8:25 am

Rocket fired from Gaza into Israel (Archive)

Rocket fired from Gaza into Israel (Archive)

Hamas has launched a barrage of rockets toward southern Israel on Tuesday afternoon, after months of restraint on behalf of the Gaza rulers.

Seven rockets exploded in open areas in Eshkol Regional Council on Tuesday afternoon, after four rockets were fired at Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar Hanegev regional councils overnight Monday.

There were no reported casualties or damage.

Hamas took responsibility for the rocket fire overnight Monday, and announced on Tuesday afternoon that its military wing had fired 10 Grad rockets toward Israel.

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