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Hamas opens probe, says it has ‘no interest’ in firing rocket at Israel

The Hamas-run Gaza Interior Ministry launches an investigation to determine who fired a rocket at central Israel earlier on Monday, a senior Hamas official who spoke on the condition of anonymity tells The Times of Israel.

A rocket was fired at central Israel Monday morning from Rafah in Gaza, according to the IDF, which said the launch was carried out from a Hamas installation. The attack left seven injured including two infants.

Hamas and Egypt were in contact Monday morning regarding the rocket fire, the Hamas official adds. The official says Hamas has no interest in an escalation.

“An Egyptian security delegation was supposed to come to Gaza today,” the official says. “Hamas does not have an interest in firing a rocket at Israel before its arrival.”

— Adam Rasgon

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