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Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli home

by JTA

June 18, 2014 | 2:54 pm

<em>A qassam rocket in a field, undated</em>

A qassam rocket in a field, undated

A rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in southern Israel, causing damage but no injuries.

Also Wednesday, a car with Palestinian license plates attempted to run down several Israeli soldiers at a post near Bethlehem.

The rocket hit a home in a kibbutz in the Shaar HaNegev region between Beersheva and Ashkelon, the Israeli military said, but did not reveal the extent of the damages. A second rocket landed in an open area.

At least three rockets fired from Gaza landed in Ashkelon this week. More than a dozen rockets have been fired at Israel in the past two weeks, the Israel Defense Forces said, and over 200 rockets have been launched from Gaza at Israel since the beginning of the year.

In the car incident, the soldiers fired at the approaching vehicle and reportedly detected a hit, according to reports. The attackers fled the scene.

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