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Islamic Jihad fires retaliatory rockets on Israel
The brother of killed three-year-old Palestinian girl Hala Abu Sabikha, lies on a hospital trolley in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on December 24, 2013. (AFP Photo / Mahmud Hams)
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Gaza, ALRAY - A Palestinian group has shelled Israel’s southern communities with a number of crude rockets in retaliation for three of its members being killed.

Saraya Al Quds, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad,  said in a press release that it fired a barrage of rockets on southern Israel in response to targeting and killing three of its members on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Reuters news agency quoted Israeli police as saying that the rockets “caused no casualties.”

On Tuesday, three Palestinians affiliated to Islamic Jihad were killed in an air strike on the southern Gaza Strip.

The targeting came hours after an Islamic Jihad group confronted Israeli tanks which crossed into agricultural land bordering the security fence, according to the movement.

18 Palestinians in Gaza were killed since an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal was reached in 2012, following Israel’s eight-day offensive in November 2012, which resulted in 167 Palestinians killed, health ministry says.

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