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Israel Strikes Gaza in Response to Rockets


Palestinian boys survey the damage after an Israeli air strike in a resort in Gaza city, April 16, 2011

Palestinian boys survey the damage after an Israeli air strike in a resort in Gaza city, April 16, 2011

Israeli warplanes have struck two targets in the Gaza Strip after two rockets were fired at Israel.

The Israeli military said the strikes early Saturday hit Hamas military bases near Gaza City. No casualties have been reported.

An army spokesperson said the strike was in response to rockets fired at the Israeli city of Ashdod Friday, and said the military will retaliate against all acts of aggression against Israeli civilians.

Attacks flared up between Israel and militants in the Palestinian territory last week, with shots fired by both sides. But Friday's rocket strikes into southern Israeli were the first attacks from Gaza since a cease-fire took hold last Sunday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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