June 30, 2014 5:42 am

14 rockets fired from Gaza at southern Israel

Palestinian men inspect a chicken farm damaged in an Israeli air strike in Bureij refugee camp in Gaza City, Gaza on June 29, 2014. Israeli warplanes launched a series of air strikes to the different part of the city early Sunday, after a rocket attack to a factory in southern Israel, causing damage but no injuries on Friday. (Photo by Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says over 14 rockets launched from the Gaza Strip have landed in southern Israel, the latest in an intensifying barrage from the Palestinian territory.

The rocket fire early Monday caused damage to two homes in Israel, and two Israelis were treated at hospitals for shock, police said.

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Rocket fire from Hamas-ruled Gaza has increased in recent weeks as Israeli troops carry out an extensive operation against the militant organization in the West Bank, part of a search for three missing Israeli teens that Israel says were kidnapped by Hamas. The army says about 40 rockets have landed in Israel since the teens went missing.

Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra says a man killed by Israeli fire in Gaza late Sunday was a member of Hamas’ militant wing.

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