An Israeli Iron Dome interceptor anti-missile system blasts apart a missile fired from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian militants as it approaches Sderot, southern Israel. World leaders expressed concern over the escalation, according to reports, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging a "measured" response to the recurring Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza, "so as not to provoke a new cycle of bloodshed that could have dangerous spillover effects in the region."
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