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Israel shells Hamas targets in response to rocket fire from Gaza

Tel Aviv, Sept.6.– At least five rockets have been fired from Gaza toward Israel, with Hamas rockets being intercepted by Israeli missilesone landing near Sderot, according to the IDF, which retaliated by attacking an observation post in northern Gaza with tanks.​

One of the rockets landed in an open area near Sderot, causing a fire to break out with minor damage. No casualties have been reported.​

The rockets were launched on Friday night, just a few hours after two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead during the ongoing Great March of Return protest at the Gaza border. Friday’s protest saw approximately 66 protesters injured by Israeli soldiers in what the IDF claims were “especially violent” demonstrations.

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