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    IDF Says Sirens Sound in Southern Israel for Second Day In Row

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Air-raid sirens sounded across southern Israel for the second day in a row, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said as situation in the Gaza Strip escalated over the weekend.

    IDF posted a tweet with the footage, showing what they say was rockets launched from Gaza at Israel.

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    The Israel Defence Forces posted series of tweets saying that air-raid sirens were sounding in southern Israel.

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    Tensions in the Gaza Strip escalated early Saturday when Israeli military said they detected dozens of rockets fired from the area. The IDF responded by hitting Hamas and other targets. Israeli military also attacked a building where Hamas' military intelligence and general security offices in the Gaza Strip were located.

    According to the recent data from the IDF, Israeli forces hit 320 targets in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours in response to over 600 rockets fired by Palestinians at Israel.


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