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Israeli planes strike targets in Gaza Strip after rocket fire

Israeli planes struck what the military described as four “terror infrastructure” targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to a rocket that landed 20 miles inside the country the previous evening. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, said the strikes were a message to the militant group Hamas to curb any aggression against Israeli civilians originating from the area under its control. Hamas controls Gaza. “The reality that Hamas’ territory is used as a staging ground to attack Israel is unacceptable and intolerable and will bear consequences," Lerner said in a statement. "Israel cannot be expected to...

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