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Israel Air Force strikes Gaza after rocket fire

The Israel Air Force launched an air strike Tuesday near the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, likely in response to mortar fire earlier in the day.

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An Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet takes off from an Israeli Air Force Base on November 19, 2012. European Union foreign ministers called for an "immediate" halt to hostilities between Gaza and Israel as a new strike in a sixth day of violence pushed the toll in Gaza to over 100. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Israel Air Force launched an air strike Tuesday near the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip.

The move was likely in response to mortar fire from Gaza earlier in the day.

According to a report by Hamas, the strikes hit an abandoned building.

No casualties were reported.

Tuesday's strike comes after the air force bombed two underground rocket launchers in northern Gaza last Thursday following a mortar attack on southern Israel earlier in the day.

Also on Tuesday, a Palestinian was killed and four others were injured in an accidental explosion in Gaza City, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/131119/israel-air-force-hits-back-at-gaza-air