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New Israeli raids after latest Palestinian rockets

New Israeli raids after latest Palestinian rockets
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Israeli war planes have attacked Hamas militants in Gaza, in retaliation for the latest Palestinian rocket attacks into Israel. One air strike in the southern border town of Rafah killed a Hamas fighter, whom Israel accused of being involved in smuggling.

A second attack targetted a Hamas security post near Khan Younis, but it is believed no-one was hurt. Israel frequently launches air and ground operations in Gaza, in a so-far vain effort to stop rockets being fired over the border.

The latest raids followed rockets exploding in the southern Israeli town of Sderot, which has been a regular Hamas target. Two Israelis, including an eight-year old boy, were seriously injured.

Anger is building in Sderot, with many people blaming their government for failing to protect them. Some called for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign, and brandished posters saying Death to the Arabs.

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