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MID: Israeli woman killed by Gaza rocket

27 Dec 2008 11:16 PM

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 AFP - An Israeli woman has been killed in the southern town of Netivot by a rocket launched by militants in Gaza, where massive Israeli air strikes have killed up to 155 Palestinians, medics said.

The missile scored a direct hit on a house, killing the woman and wounding another four people inside according the Magen David Adom, Israel's equivalent of the Red Cross.

Hamas said it had fired rockets into Israel in retaliation for a wave of massive air strikes on Saturday that killed up to 155 people in its Gaza Strip stronghold.

Hamas radio said militants had launched dozens of projectiles. In a statement, Hamas's military wing said it had fired off four.

The Israeli army said three rockets and two mortars had fallen within Israel.