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IAF strikes two Gaza targets as escalation in south continues

Around 55 rockets and mortars fired at Israel from Gaza since Wednesday morning; rocket directly hits home in Sdot Negev Regional Council.

HAARETZ.com

June 20, 2012 | 1:30 pm

An Israeli man runs for cover as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in Kibbutz Kfar Aza, just outside the northern Gaza Strip on June 20. Photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli man runs for cover as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in Kibbutz Kfar Aza, just outside the northern Gaza Strip on June 20. Photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Israeli Air Force on Wednesday evening struck two targets in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to earlier rocket fire.

The two targets were terrorist bases, according to an IDF statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, a rocket fired from Gaza directly hit a home in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, one of around 55 rockets and mortars fired into Israel since the morning. Several people suffered from shock.

The Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted a rocket fired at Netivot on Wednesday.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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