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Gaza rocket falls in open area in western Negev

Feb. 8, 2014 8:14 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 9, 2014 10:19 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military spokesman said on Saturday night that a rocket from Gaza fell in the Western Negev region on Saturday evening, causing no damage.

The spokesman said that the rocket fell in the Sdot Negev regional council, near the border of the Gaza Strip.

He added that the rocket fell in an open area and caused "no damage."

The rocket strike came a day after Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian protesters inside Gaza near the border, injuring five with live fire.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the protesters were "hurling rocks at soldiers."

The rocket came a day after three rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza.

The Gaza Strip government is under Hamas control. While Hamas itself does not routinely fire rockets, Israel says it holds the group, which seized power in Gaza in 2007, responsible for such attacks.
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