Gaza militants fire rockets at Israel, army says (AFP) AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE) 06/26/12)
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Palestinians fired two rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, the
third day of a fragile truce declared by Gaza militants, the military
told AFP, adding that both were shot down by its Iron Dome air
A spokesman said that an earlier report of two additional rockets
falling on open ground was incorrect.
Seven rockets have been fired at Israel since the Hamas rulers of the
Gaza Strip declared a truce effective from midnight Saturday, the
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israeli troops
had responded "forcefully" to recent rocket fire from Gaza and could
step up their response if the latest truce failed to hold.
"Regarding the situation in the south, the Israeli army acted
forcefully against those who try to attack us and, if necessary, the
army will act more forcefully still," Netanyahu warned at the start
of a cabinet meeting.
A previous truce, announced last Wednesday, had begun to unravel,
with Hamas threatening to call it off altogether before declaring a
fresh attempt. (Copyright © 2012 Agence France Presse. 06/27/12)
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