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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country had a "duty to take whatever action necessary" to defend the people of Southern Israel from rocket attacks from Gaza.
The Israeli military says Gaza militants launched 10 rockets into southern Israel today, though there have been no reported casualties.
Earlier today Israeli aircraft struck three militant sites across Gaza, it is not known yet if anyone was killed.
The EU's foreign policy chief, Baroness Catherine Ashton, has condemned the latest escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel reported today, and called for both sides to "refrain from escalating the situation."
Baroness Ashton reiterated her support for a two-state solution and the ongoing peace efforts by Egypt.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was very concerned about the violence in Gaza and southern Israel, and the reported death of a number of civilians. He called for "all sides to demonstrate restraint":
Israeli President Shimon Peres has condemned the weekend rocket attacks by Gaza militants on southern Israel as "idiotic" and said Israel must respond "fully and immediately."
He was speaking before today's wave of attacks, which saw the back of a house destroyed in Netivot.
The Israel military said Gaza militants have fired 110 rockets on southern Israel since Saturday, the Associated Press has reported.
They said 10 rockets had been fired by midday local time today, including one that struck the back of a house in Netivot.
Israeli aircraft struck three militant sites in Gaza earlier in the day, AP reported.
Israeli officials have warned of a tough response after a Palestinian rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in southern Israel.
The rocket hit the town of Netivot, causing damage but no injuries.
The strike ended a brief overnight lull to three days of clashes, which has left six Palestinians dead, including four civilians, and 40 wounded.
Eight Israelis have also been wounded in the cross-border attacks.
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Militants in Gaza are well-armed, well-trained, and have been buoyed by the recent election success of their political allies in Egypt.