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Gaza militants launch rockets into Israel

The Israeli military says Gaza militants have launched two rockets into southern Israel.

  • AP
  • Published: 11:19 February 25, 2009
  • Gulf News

Occupied Jerusalem: The Israeli military says Gaza militants have launched two rockets into southern Israel.

Wednesday's rockets caused no injuries. Sporadic violence along the Gaza-Israel border has persisted as Israel and Hamas try to hammer out a long-term truce through Egyptian mediation.

The truce talks began after the end of Israel's Gaza offensive on January 18.

Hamas wants Israel to open Gaza's border crossings, but Israel says it won't until Hamas frees an Israeli soldier held since June, 2006. Hamas says that will only happen if Israel releases hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, including high-ranking militants and the masterminds of deadly suicide bombings.

As the truce talks continue in Cairo, Hamas is also beginning reconciliation talks there Wednesday with its rivals from Fatah.

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