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Gaza rocket hits Israeli school

Latest update : 2009-02-28

A rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip hit a school in Israel on Saturday, according to officials. There was damage but no injuries, since the school was closed for the weekend.

REUTERS - A rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the

Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip exploded near a school in

Israel on Saturday, causing damage but no injuries,

Israel's military said.
 
The rocket, one of three fired from the coastal territory on
Saturday, landed in the courtyard of a school in the Israeli
city of Ashekelon, some 12 km (7 miles) north of the Gaza
border. Shrapnel flew into classrooms.
 
Authorities said the school was empty for the weekend.
 
Israel has responded to similar attacks with air strikes.
 
Egypt has been trying to broker a long-term truce between
Israel and Hamas to take the place of a shaky Jan. 18 ceasefire
that ended a 22-day Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. There
have been almost daily exchanges of fire since then.
 
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for
Saturday's rocket fire.

Date created : 2009-02-28

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