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Israel fires mortar shells at southern Gaza

July 4, 2014 1:04 P.M. (Updated: July 5, 2014 5:08 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces fired multiple mortar shells at southern Gaza on Friday, locals and Israel's army said.

Witnesses said that tanks fired at least three shells east of Rafah that targeted the abandoned Yasser Arafat airport.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed that Israeli forces used mortar fire in the southern Gaza Strip in response to two mortar shells fired from Gaza.

The mortars landed in the Eshkol regional council with no injuries reported.
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