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Gaza militants fire large rocket barrage at Israel

March 13, 2014 • World News


A trail of smoke from rockets fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza toward Israel is seen above Gaza City on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The militant group Islamic Jihad in Gaza said it fired 20 rockets toward Israel on Wednesday, in retaliation for an Israeli airstrike that killed three of its members the day before. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets Wednesday into southern Israel, sending civilians rushing into bomb shelters but causing no casualties. The Israeli military said it was the largest rocket barrage since 2012, when it launched an eight-day air campaign in Gaza it said was aimed at stopping the attacks.

The Israeli military said its aircraft targeted “29 terror sites in the Gaza Strip” in retaliation late Wednesday.

Gaza health official Ashraf Al Kedra said nobody was hurt in the Israeli strikes that he said targeted training sites used by the Islamic Jihad and Hamas militant groups.

Israel’s military said Gaza militants fired more than 40 rockets at Israel in two hours, with three intercepted by its “Iron Dome” missile defense system and eight hitting populated areas. The others fell in open areas. The barrage set off Login to read more

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