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Israeli dies in Gaza rocket raid
Israeli firefighters douse fire from a car following a rocket attack in Sderot
One of the rockets from the Gaza Strip directly hit a car in Sderot
An Israeli woman has died of her wounds shortly after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit her car in the border town of Sderot, medics say.

The woman was the first Israeli killed in a rocket attack since November.

The attack came after Israel carried out an air strike on a refugee camp in northern Gaza. The Islamic Jihad militant group said four members died.

Israeli air strikes have killed more than 30 people in the past week, several of them civilians.

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The medics said the Israeli woman died on her way to hospital of wounds sustained during the Qassam rocket attack on Sderot.

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Another person who was travelling in the car was injured.

At least 13 rockets were reportedly fired into Israel on Monday.

The attacks came just after Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Sderot.

Earlier on Monday, the Israeli army said it had carried out the air strike on the Jabaliya refugee camp that killed the militants.

Israel had threatened to step up raids on militants accused of firing rockets into Israel.

On Sunday, at least eight people died in an Israeli air strike said to be on the home of Khalil al-Hayya, a lawmaker from the Palestinian militant group Hamas. He was not there at the time.

The Israeli military confirmed there had been an air strike in northern Gaza on Sunday evening, but said it was aimed at a group of armed militants gathered outside a house.

However, reports from Gaza City suggested the attack did strike Mr Hayya's home and that several members of his family were among those killed.


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