Gaza rockets target southern Israel, spark air raid

Palestinian Hamas militants take part in an anti-Israeli protest after the weekly Friday prayers in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis on September 18, 2015Two rockets were fired into southern Israel by Palestinian militants in Gaza on Friday, causing no casualties but triggering a series of Israeli air raids. One of the rockets hit a parked bus in the town of Sderot, while the Israeli army said the second was destroyed by its “Iron Dome” defence system over the town of Ashkelon. Israeli warplanes then bombed a base of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamist movement Hamas, in northern Gaza, according to a witness and a security official in Gaza.

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