Gaza rocket hits Israel, no casualties
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 17:30
Jerusalem: Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a Qassam rocket into the Eshkol region of southern Israel this morning causing no casualties, Israeli police said.

Earlier this month, the Israeli chief of staff warned MPs that repeated rocket fire from Gaza will push Israel into taking "aggressive" action in the Gaza Strip.

"One round after another; we shall in the end need to move to broader, more aggressive action in the Gaza Strip," Benny Gantz said on November 15, just hours before Gaza-based militants fired rockets into southern Israel.

There were no casualties during that attack which damaged a farm outbuilding.

Low-level unrest has rumbled in and around Gaza this month but has not erupted into all-out fighting as it did on October 29-30 when tit-for-tat violence left 12 Palestinian militants and an Israeli civilian dead.

Militant groups say they are observing an Egypt-brokered truce agreement but have reserved the right to reply to any Israeli fire. Israel has said it will target any militants poised to fire rockets across the border.


First Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 17:30

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