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Rocket Sirens Sound In Israel As Militants Hit Back After Gaza Air Strikes

PARIS, France - Rocket sirens sounded in southern and central Israel on Friday as Palestinian militants in Gaza responded to Israeli airstrickes which killed at least 10 people including a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement.

As darkness fell, Israeli authorities said sirens had been sounded in southern and central areas, while images broadcast by Israeli television appeared to show a number of missiles being shot down by air defence systems. In Tel Aviv, Israel's economic centre, witnesses said they could hear booms but there were no reports of sirens.

Islamic Jihad, a militant group with a similar ideology as Hamas, the Islamic movement in the charge of Gaza, said it had fired more than 100 rockets on Friday into Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv. Israel's ambulance service said there were no reports of casualties.

Earlier, local health officials in Gaza said at least 10 people, including a five - year old child, had been killed and 55 wounded in the Israeli airstrikes, which came after days of escalating tensions following the arrest of a Palestinian militant leader during the week.



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