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IDF strikes Gaza 5 times following recent mortar, rocket barrage

Haaretz Service via Reuters

March 21, 2011 | 6:55 pm

Israel Air Force fighter jets and aircraft initiated an extensive bombardment of terror sites throughout the Gaza Strip late Monday, in what the Israel Defense Forces is calling a retaliation for a recent barrage of mortar bombs and rockets launched by militants based in the coastal enclave.

The strike came shortly after a recent upsurge in the number of rockets being fired from Gaza, the peak being on Saturday when the southern part of the country was hit by over 50 rockets.

Gaza eyewitness reports claimed that the IAF attack included five separate strikes, with medical sources in the Strip reporting five wounded Palestinians in the strikes’ wake, two of which were children.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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