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Israel intercepts rockets in evening attack

Mortars struck within Israel while Israeli fighter planes attacked mortar launchers in Gaza.
By Ed Adamczyk   |   July 2, 2014 at 2:57 PM   |   Comments

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JERUSALEM , July 2 (UPI) -- Two rockets fired into Israel from Gaza Wednesday were intercepted, and nine mortars landed in Israeli territory without incident, the Israel Defense Force confirmed.

The "Iron Dome" air defense system stopped the rockets over the southern Israel city of Ashkelon and the Sdot Negev Regional Council. Meanwhile, the Israel Air Force struck a mortar launcher in Gaza, used to fire on the Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.

On Tuesday, as the funeral for three slain Israeli teenagers was in progress in Modi'in, southern Israel was attacked by mortar fire, and 34 targets in Gaza were struck in an Air Force response to a volley of rockets that were launched Monday.

There were no reports of casualties.

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