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Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel
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Dozens of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Saturday morning. One woman has been killed after dozens of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, the Israeli emergency services has said.
Air raid sirens rang out across the south of Israel and could be heard in the greater Tel Aviv area, tens of kilometres to the north. Sirens rang out across south Israel and could be heard in the greater Tel Aviv area on Saturday morning.
A 70-year-old woman was critically injured when a rocket hit a building in southern Israel, according to Israel's Magen David Adom rescue agency. Two others have been injured - one critically - according to Israel's Magen David Adom rescue agency.
Elsewhere, a 20-year-old man was injured by rocket shrapnel, they added. Palestinian militant Islamist group Hamas has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Footage from Reuters news agency shows Israeli firefighters fighting flames in the city of Ashkelon, as thick plumes of smoke rose from charred out vehicles.Footage from Reuters news agency shows Israeli firefighters fighting flames in the city of Ashkelon, as thick plumes of smoke rose from charred out vehicles.
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said security chiefs are due to meet as a result of the rocket strikes.The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said security chiefs are due to meet as a result of the rocket strikes.
No one has immediately claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. An initial report from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), said that a "number of terrorists" had infiltrated into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip and that residents in surrounding areas have been asked to stay in their homes.
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