Israel: Gaza rocket attacks strike Ashdod and Yavneh
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Israel: Gaza rocket attacks strike Ashdod and Yavneh

Ashdod : Israel | Mar 24, 2011 at 1:13 PM PDT
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Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel, a day after Israeli air strikes on the Hamas-controlled territory had happened.

One rocket had exploded south of the port city of Ashdod and the other rocket had landed north of it, the Israeli military officials had reported.

There were no reports of casualties.

The rocket attacks had came amid growing cross-border tensions between the Israeli and the Gaza Strip.

Israeli officials reported that the two Grad rockets had been fired on Thursday had landed to the south and north of Ashdod. Israeli media had reported that one of the blasts were heard in Yavneh, about 25km south of Tel Aviv.

The BBC's Jon Donnison in Gaza City reported that there were lmost three Israeli airstrikes as well as artillery fire on targets in Gaza on Thursday. Almost one Palestinian was injured.

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An Israeli policeman holds the remains of a rocket launched by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip
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