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Report: 2 Gaza rockets hit Israel during Sharon funeral

Jan. 13, 2014 5:21 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 16, 2014 9:43 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli media reported that two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Monday during the funeral of former Israeli leader Ariel Sharon near the border.

A Ynet report said that there were no injuries or damage as a result of the rockets, which landed in an open area near the border fence.

The report added that Israeli forces were not "planning to respond."

The rockets came towards the end of Sharon's funeral, which took place at his ranch near Sderot in southern Israel.

Sharon died on Saturday after eight years in a coma.

Sharon is remembered in the wider Middle East as leading Israel's devastating 1982 invasion of Lebanon, which killed up to 20,000 people, and for presiding over the massacre of around 3,000 Palestinian refugees in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut.
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