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MID: Gaza militants launch rockets into Israel

01 Feb 2009 5:56 PM

JERUSALEM, Feb 1 AP - Israeli police say Gaza militants have launched two rockets into southern Israel.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says one landed near a kindergarten, but that there was no damage and no one was injured.

Sunday morning's rockets demonstrated the fragility of a cease-fire that ended Israel's devastating Gaza offensive on January 18.

Israel halted the operation after saying its goals had been achieved. But Hamas declared victory and militants have kept up sporadic attacks.

Since the cease-fire, militants have fired rockets into Israel and killed one soldier in a border attack.

Israel has conducted retaliatory strikes and pounded tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle in weapons from Egypt.

Israeli forces have also killed three men Palestinians identified as farmers in violence along the Gaza-Israel border.