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Israel: Gaza Rockets Fired by Mistake

Israel: Gaza Rockets Fired by Mistake
A Palestinian man walks past damage after an Israeli air strike targeting a site belonging to Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip Friday.  (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 15 March 2019 07:01 AM

Israeli defense officials said after a preliminary investigation that the Gaza rockets that hit the Tel Aviv area were apparently fired by mistake.

The officials were quoted Friday in Israeli media. The Israeli military declined to comment on the reports.

It was not immediately clear if the rocket fire was a result of human error or technical malfunction. The Israeli daily Haaretz quoted the officials as saying the two rockets were fired during maintenance work.

The apparent misfire came as Gaza's Hamas rulers were in negotiations with Egyptian mediators about a truce deal with Israel. The assessment indicated that Hamas had no intention of escalating violence with Israel.

Earlier, the military had held Hamas responsible for the rocket fire at Tel Aviv, the first such attack in five years.

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Israeli defense officials said after a preliminary investigation that the Gaza rockets that hit the Tel Aviv area were apparently fired by mistake. The officials were quoted Friday in Israeli media. The Israeli military declined to comment on the reports....
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