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Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel despite truce

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June 26, 2012 | 3:48 pm

Iron Dome missile defense system. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Iron Dome missile defense system. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Four rockets were fired from Gaza at a Jewish community in the Negev.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the four rockets fired at Netivot Tuesday evening. The others landed in open areas and did not cause any damage, according to reports.

On Tuesday morning a rocket fired from Gaza that landed in a kibbutz in southern Israel struck an empty hen house.

The rockets were fired despite an Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Gazan terrorist groups that went into effect on Sunday evening.

More than 150 rockets fired from Gaza have struck southern Israel since the cross-border attacks began last week.

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