Rockets fired on Israel from Gaza for third day


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, the third consecutive day that rockets have been fired at Israel from the coastal strip.

Several rockets were fired from Gaza on Thursday morning; only one landed in an open area in southern Israel. The rest exploded within Gaza’s borders. No damage or injuries were reported.

On Wednesday morning, two rockets fired from Gaza landed near Sderot as schoolchildren were returning from the Passover break. The attacks came after Israel the previous night struck what the military called  "two extensive terror sites" in the northern Gaza Strip, following the firing of three mortar shells on Israel from Gaza on Tuesday.

Four rockets also were fired on Israel during President Obama’s visit last month. One was found Tuesday crashed into the roof of a kindergarten building.

A handful of rocket attacks have been fired from Gaza on southern Israel since an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire ended the Gaza conflict, Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation, in November.

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