Palestinians inspect damages in the Nusseirat refugee camp
Palestinians inspect damages in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip following Israeli air strikes. A rocket fired from Gaza hit Israel late on Sunday without causing casualties or damage, police said, amid simmering tensions between the Islamist-ruled Palestinian enclave and the Jewish state. The attack came after seven Palestinians were wounded in a series of air strikes. © Said Khatib - AFP
Palestinians inspect damages in the Nusseirat refugee camp
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Last updated: June 3, 2012

Gaza militants fire rocket into Israel

A rocket fired from Gaza hit Israel late on Sunday without causing casualties or damage, police said, amid simmering tensions between the Islamist-ruled Palestinian enclave and the Jewish state.

"A rocket hit in the Eshkol area without causing injuries or damage, a police spokeswoman told AFP.

The attack came after seven Palestinians were wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip early on Sunday.

Emergency medical sources in Gaza said the seven were wounded in four strikes, two on targets east of Khan Yunis in the southern part of the territory, and two that hit Beit Lahiya in the northern section of the Strip.

The Israeli military said the attacks were in retaliation for a militant attack from Gaza on Friday that had resulted in an Israeli soldier being killed. Two Palestinian militants were also killed.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, maintains a tacit truce with Israel, but other Palestinian groups in the territory occasionally fire rockets across the border.

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