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Gaza militant groups claim responsibility for attacks on Israel

Aug. 2, 2014 8:17 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 3, 2014 9:23 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Palestinian militant groups in Gaza on Saturday took responsibility for a number of rockets fired into Israel over the course of the day, as Israeli forces killed more than 75 Palestinians.

The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said that they targeted the Nahal Oz military base with three 107-rockets.

Al-Qassam Brigades also claimed responsibility for targeting Haifa with an R160 missile, Tel Aviv with three missiles, military forces stationed in eastern-central Gaza with six 107-missiles, and other forces in eastern Shujaiyya with eight mortar shells.

The Islamic Jihad-affiliated al-Quds Brigades, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for targeting Nahal Oz, Abu Matbeeq, Camera military site, Kisufim, and military vehicles in eastern Juhr al-Dik with 11 mortar shells and two 107-rockets.

The also said they had targeted the Israeli cities of Zikim, Erez and Sderot with eleven 107-rockets, Ashdod with two grad missiles, Nahal Oz with two mortar shells, Abu Matbeeq with four mortar shells, and Kisufim with two 107 rockets.

The Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for launching two 107-missiles at Abu Matbeeq military site.

The Brigades claimed responsibility for targeting Israeli cities with 15 missiles and M120 mortar shells, Eshkol with four 107 missiles, tanks in eastern Shujaiyya, tanks in eastern Khan Younis with seven M120 mortar shells, and tanks in Beit Hanoun with four M80 mortar shells.

Al-Mujahidin Brigades said the group targeted Malaka military site in eastern Gaza Strip with three mortar shells and Ashkelon with two grad missiles.

Palestinian militant groups have killed 66 Israelis since the beginning of the ground assault, 95 percent of which have been soldiers.
Ma'an News Agency
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