Israel strikes Gaza, Palestinians respond with rockets

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Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip early Thursday, which Palestinian fighters reacted to by firing rockets in the latest bout of unrest in the region. The overnight attacks – which Israel’s army confirmed in a statement at 02:41 am (0041 GMT) – come hours after the army intercepted a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory. Emergency services reported no immediate casualties on either side. According to local security sources and witnesses, the first round of strikes – at least seven – hit a training centre of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Is…

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