A Palestinian walks past a graffiti of rockets in the Jabalia refugee camp situated inside the Gaza Strip
A Palestinian walks past a graffiti of rockets in the Jabalia refugee camp situated inside the Gaza Strip in 2009. Militants inside the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip have fired three rockets from the Palestinian territory into Israel without causing casualties or damage, a police spokeswoman said. © Mohammed Abed - AFP/File
A Palestinian walks past a graffiti of rockets in the Jabalia refugee camp situated inside the Gaza Strip
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Last updated: March 1, 2012

Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel

Militants inside the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip fired three rockets from the Palestinian territory into Israel on Thursday without causing casualties or damage, a police spokeswoman said.

"Three rockets were fired at Israel and they hit without causing any damage in an uninhabited area north of the Gaza Strip," Luba Samri said.

Since the beginning of the year, militants in Hamas-controlled Gaza have fired some 50 rockets at southern Israel, army statistics show.

Hamas, which rules the territory, has maintained a tacit truce with Israel, but other armed groups regularly fire rockets across the border, usually sparking air strikes in response.

Early on Sunday, Israeli warplanes attacked a target in the south of the strip around Rafah after rockets were fired into the Jewish state.

The military said it hit an arms factory and a smuggling tunnel, but Palestinian witnesses said no one was hurt.

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