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Rockets fired from Gaza fall short, injure locals

Incident marks second time in 24 hours in which terror groups in Strip try but fail to hit Israel with rockets

Illustrative: Masked Hamas members carry a model of a rocket during a rally in the central Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Illustrative: Masked Hamas members carry a model of a rocket during a rally in the central Gaza Strip on December 12, 2014. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel but failed to clear the Palestinian territory, with one hitting a house within the Strip, Israeli media reported late Tuesday.

A number of injuries were reported from the rocket strike in Gaza, according to Israeli news site Walla.

The number and severity of the injuries was not immediately clear.

Sirens did not sound in southern Israel for the rocket launches.

The attempted attack came less than a day after another rocket fired from Gaza failed to reach Israel early Tuesday morning.

Sirens sounded in several Israeli communities near the border fence at about 3 a.m. in that incident.

Sporadic rocket fire has continued from Gaza on Israel’s southern communities since the end of last year’s war between Israel and Hamas. The IDF on Tuesday accused the Hamas rulers of the coastal strip of confiscating building materials meant for reconstruction from that conflict and using them to rebuild its attack tunnel infrastructure.

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