Rockets fired from Gaza strike Israel after lull

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Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel today after a brief lull in violence along a frontier where tensions have risen in the past week.

Witnesses and a military spokeswoman said one rocket damaged an Israeli home before dawn while the other fell harmlessly in an open area. There were no casualties.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility issued by any of the militant groups in Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Israel launched a series of air strikes in Gaza this week in response to rocket fire, killing five militants and four civilians, and Prime Minister Benjamin has threatened a lengthy "exchange of blows" if the violence goes on.