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    Israeli Military Responds to Rocket Fired Into Southern Israel From Gaza

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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on Wednesday that a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel.

    "A rocket was launched from #Gaza at Israel. In response, an IDF tank struck a Hamas military post in southern Gaza," the IDF tweeted.

    According to the preliminary data, the attack did not result in any victims or material damage.

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    The Gaza border area has been a scene of violent clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military since late March, when Palestinians launched their anti-Israeli campaign dubbed the Great March of Return. Since then, rallies have been held weekly, with dozens being killed and hundreds of others injured in the violence.

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