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Gaza militants fire at Israel during Obama visit

Palestinian militants fired two rockets into southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip early Thursday morning, the second day of President Obama's three-day visit to Israel and the West Bank. The rockets, which were fired before Obama left Jerusalem for meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the Palestinian Authority, the internationally recognized Palestinian government in the West Bank, exploded in the city of Sderot, a town close to the Gaza-Israel border. OBAMA VISITS RAMALLAH: Palestinians want Obama to pressure Israel One of the rockets hit the backyard of a private home, causing damage but no injuries, said Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. The other landed in an open field. There were reports that two other rockets landed in Gaza. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama visited the border town of Sderot, which is frequently targeted by rocket attacks fired from the Gaza Strip. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack

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