Israel has 'a duty to defend itself' against rocket attacks

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.

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Gaza rockets fired on Israel

Missiles fired from the Gaza Strip have hit southern Israel for a fourth consecutive day. Israeli officials have warned they will toughen their response if the violence continues.