Israel strikes Gaza in response to latest rocket attack

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The Israeli military says it carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip in response to the latest rocket attack toward southern Israel.

There were reported casualties in June 7 morning's strike. It comes on the heels of the third rocket attack from Gaza in the past two weeks.
     
A Jihadist Salafi group that supports the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group again took responsibility for the rocket attack. The group is mired in a struggle with Gaza's Hamas rulers.
     
Israel considers Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for any attacks originating from the area they control.
     
Israel announced that its border crossings into Gaza will be shut down in response to the latest incident.
     
Rocket fire has mostly subsided since last summer's war between Hamas and Israel.

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