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Israeli airstrikes punish Gazan rockets

Oct. 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM   |   Comments

GAZA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- An Israeli warplane struck two locations in the Gaza Strip Thursday in the latest in a series of attacks retaliating for rockets fired into Israel.

Missiles from an Israeli F-16 hit two locations south of the al-Zaytoon neighborhood, causing major material damage but no casualties, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

A Hamas military training camp in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya Wednesday was hit by multiple airstrikes from Israeli military jets, Ma'an news agency reported.

Several buildings were damaged but no injuries were reported.

Israel said it had targeted a "terror site" that had launched two rockets into southern Israel near the city of Netivot the night before.

Three rockets were fired into the Eshkol region of southern Israel Wednesday. Fatah claimed responsibility for the attack.

A militant riding a motorbike was killed Oct. 7 when Israel bombed a neighborhood in Rafah. Ten other people, including five children, were wounded.

In the last 10 days, eight Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.

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