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In first strike since truce, a mortar round from Gaza hits Israel
In first strike since truce, a mortar round from Gaza hits Israel

A mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Tuesday, the first such shelling since a truce took effect last month ending seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which caused no injuries or damage, according to a statement from Israeli military. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told news media that the group remained committed to the cease-fire. “We will not accept sporadic fire on our communities,” said Haim Yellin, head of the region council in Eshkol, where the shell landed, urging Israel’s government to secure a long-term calm for its citizens. ...

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