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Rocket from Gaza hits Israel: police

6th July 2012 | 1.575 Views
Jerusalem (ANTARA News/AFP) - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Thursday, causing no injuries or damage, an Israeli police spokesman told AFP.

"The rocket hit a field in the Eshkol region and caused no injuries or damage," Micky Rosenfeld said.

Tensions regularly flare along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into the Jewish state and the Israeli military launching retaliatory air strikes inside the Palestinian territory.

A flare-up in violence in June saw dozens of rockets fired into Israel and 15 Palestinians killed in air strikes, until a return to the tense truce that is unevenly maintained between the two sides. (*)