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Militants Fire Rocket Into Southern Israel: Army

Friday, 03 Jul 2015 11:03 AM

JERUSALEM — Militants fired a rocket into southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said, causing no casualties, and media reports said the rocket was fired from Sinai.

Israeli Army Radio said the rocket was fired from the Sinai peninsula, where Egyptian forces have fought fierce battles with Islamic State in the past few days.

The Israeli military, however, said it was still checking whether the rocket was fired from Sinai or the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian security sources told Reuters they were investigating the reports and said there was no immediate evidence a rocket was launched from Egyptian territory.

The Sinai peninsula borders Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian militants have fired rockets in the past few weeks over the Gaza border into Israel, which has largely been quiet since the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group which controls Gaza.

Israel has accused Hamas of helping Islamic State in Gaza, an allegation Hamas has denied. On Friday the military said that as a safety precaution it had closed a southern highway, part of which runs along the Egyptian border.

 

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