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UPDATED: 16:36, September 20, 2006
Rockets fired at Israel, Israeli army storms northern Gaza
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Palestinian militants fired on Wednesday three homemade rockets from Gaza at Israel, where an Israeli army ground force incurred into northern and eastern Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.

Abu Hamza, an Islamic Jihad (Holy War) armed wing spokesman told reporters that his group fired three home-made rockets from Gaza at southern Israel, adding that two Israelis were wounded.

Israeli Radio quoted an Israeli army spokesman as saying on Wednesday that several homemade rockets were fired by militants from Gaza at the town of Sderot and Kibbutz Kfar Azza, where one Israeli was physically wounded.

Following the rocket attacks, an Israeli army force backed by tanks, bulldozers and armored vehicles stormed northern and eastern Gaza Strip and rolled into Palestinian controlled territories.

Palestinian eyewitnesses said they saw Israeli army bulldozers razing wide areas of farms own by Palestinian farmers, no injuries had been reported. Israel said the aim of the incursion is to prevent firing rockets at Israel.

Meanwhile, Palestinian medics said that a 15-year-old girl died of her wounds she sustained on September 2, when an Israeli army force stormed the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun.

The father and the brother of the child were killed during the raid on the town, where three Islamic Hamas militants were detained.

Source: Xinhua

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