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Al-Qassam Brigades claim fire on Herziliya, Israel denies

Nov. 18, 2012 3:03 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 18, 2012 9:28 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas' military wing says it fired a long-range missile at Herziliya, north of Tel Aviv, but an Israeli army spokesman denied the claim.

The al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement that the missile fired had an 80-kilometer range. An Israeli military spokeswoman said no projectile had landed in Herziliya.

Earlier Sunday, air sirens sounded in Tel Aviv for the fourth day in a row after the al-Qassam brigades said it fired two rockets at the commercial capital from Gaza.

An Israeli police spokesman said at least one rocket was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air shield. Witnesses said they saw a rocket shot down in the Tel Aviv sky.

Police said falling debris from the interception struck a car, which a Reuters TV crew saw catch fire. Its driver escaped unharmed.

The Israeli military rushed an Iron Dome interceptor battery to the Tel Aviv area hours before it intercepted an attack on Saturday. Deployment of the system came several months earlier than planned.

Militant groups also fired rockets at Tel Aviv on Thursday and Friday. The location of the impacts was not disclosed.

Projectiles landed in southern Israel after 8 a.m. on Sunday, an army spokeswoman said, after an overnight lull.

The al-Qassam brigades said fighters fired 34 rockets across the border on Sunday.

One Israeli was moderately wounded by a rocket fired into the Negev region on Sunday morning, Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said.

Israeli news site Ynet said a building in Ashkelon was damaged and two people lightly injured by shrapnel.

They were the first rockets fired from Gaza into Israel since midnight on Saturday, according to the army. Meanwhile, military jets fired on approximately 70 sites in the Gaza Strip overnight.

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