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Six rockets fired at Israel from Gaza

world Updated: Nov 08, 2008 09:25 IST

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on fired six rockets into southern Israel without causing casualties or damages, the Israeli military said.

The fresh volleys came after dozens of rockets and mortar rounds rained down on Israel on Wednesday following military operations in Gaza which killed seven Palestinian militants.

Islamic Jihad claimed Friday's attacks, saying in a statement issued in Gaza that they were a response to "the Zionist aggressions."

Despite the violence, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai said on Thursday that Israel favoured an extension of the six-month Gaza truce that followed months of deadly clashes.

Hamas said they would consider the proposal.

Friday's rocket attacks came as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held talks in Israel in an effort to push forward the Middle East peace process.