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Israel says Gaza rocket hits south, damages cars
Updated: 2009-02-08 15:26

JERUSALEM – Israel's military says a rocket fired from Gaza in violation of an informal truce has struck an Israeli communal farm. [Full Coverage]

A Palestinian walks past a smuggling tunnel destroyed after an Israeli air strike near the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip February 7, 2009. [Agencies] 

The military says one car was set ablaze and several others were damaged by shrapnel. No injuries were reported.

Israel unilaterally halted a blistering, three-week Gaza operation on Jan. 18. Hamas announced later that day that it would hold its fire.

But the two sides have not agreed on a formal cease-fire. Egypt is trying to mediate such an agreement.

Militants have sporadically fired rockets into Israel since declaring their cease-fire. They also killed one soldier in a border bombing attack.

Israeli troops have killed three Palestinians in border shootings. Gaza officials have identified them as farmers.