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Israel strikes back after rocket attacks from Gaza

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Israel strikes back after rocket attacks from Gaza


The Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni says the government will decide in the next few days what to do about repeated rocket attacks from Gaza. Sderot in Southern Israel has been targeted again, being hit by three Qassam rockets from Palestinian positions. Paramedics there say three people in the town were injured by shrapnel and others were treated for shock. The Israeli army says it attacked the rocket crew in the Northern Gaza Strip.

According to local officials, four Palestinians were killed by a missile fired from an F16 fighter. The Israeli military says more than 80 rockets and mortars have been fired into southern Israel through the week from the Gaza Strip.

Israeli aircraft have responded with a series of air-strikes on the Islamist faction Hamas. So far, the Israeli airstrikes have claimed 11 Palestinian lives, and wounded dozens more. But nearly 50 Palestinians have also died in clashes between the Islamist Hamas, and the secular Fatah, since the inter-factional fighting erupted a week ago.

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