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Gaza missiles slam into Ashkelon breaking months of calm

By Mason White 11:09 AM February 26, 2013
Gaza rocket flying towards Israel 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) Several months of calm was interrupted overnight after several missiles were fired into Israel from Gaza, according to press reports in Israel.

A Grad rocket was fired from Gaza, into the Israeli city of Ashkelon, early Tuesday morning, breaking months of calm between Israel and the Palestinian controlled Gaza Strip.

The rocket landed on a road in an industrial area south of the city at around 7:00 am, according to a television news station. No one was hurt, but the road was damaged.

Residents said they heard two explosions and authorities are checking to see if two missiles were actually fired into the city. There were no reports of an alarm warning of incoming rockets.

The firing of rockets from Gaza stopped after Israel and Hamas agreed to end hostilities after Operation Pillar Of Defense, late last year.

Analysts have linked the latest rocket attacks to the recent tensions in the West Bank after a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli custody died on Saturday. Israeli troops clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians in several areas around the West Bank and many Palestinians have called for revenge.

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