Missiles launched toward Jerusalem

During the last hour of hostilities, militants launch rockets from Gaza City as an Israeli bomb explodes on the horizon on November 21, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
During the last hour of hostilities, militants launch rockets from Gaza City as an Israeli bomb explodes on the horizon on November 21, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/10 9:18 am

JERUSALEM (AP) — As militants in Gaza continue their rocket fire at Israel, four rockets have been launched toward Jerusalem, setting off air raid sirens across the city. Israel's military says two of the rockets were intercepted, while two others fell in open areas.

Military officials say Israel struck more than 320 Hamas targets overnight, focusing on underground tunnel networks and rocket-launching sites. But the Palestinians say the strikes also hit a home and a beachside cafe, killing eight people at each of the locations.

No Israelis have been seriously harmed by the incoming rockets, as the "Iron Dome" defense system has intercepted at least 70 of the ones headed for major cities. The system is designed to allow the other missiles to fall in open areas.

Secretary of State John Kerry, in Beijing for a summit with Chinese leaders, said the U.S. is trying to stem the violence in a way that allows Israel to keep defending itself from Hamas rocket fire.


 

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