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Palestinian mourners carry the body of a Hamas member killed by Israeli fire during his funeral in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip

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The rocket launches come after an IDF tank struck a Hamas facility in Gaza on Tuesday, reportedly killing two members of Hamas' military wing's al-Nukhba elite unit and wounding six others.

A 34-year old man was lightly injured by broken glass, and damages to several cars were reported.

A statement from the military wing of Hamas, the group that runs Gaza, claimed responsibility for the rockets.

Israeli forces said in a statement about 150 rockets were fired from Gaza and at least 25 had been intercepted.

Sirens were sounded in several areas close to the border with Gaza, warning residents to seek immediate shelter, the Israeli army said.

More than 100 rockets have been fired into Israel since yesterday from the Gaza strip.

Smoke plumes could be seen rising from Gaza City Wednesday evening.

Gaza residents reported several Israeli airstrikes after the Palestinian rocket barrage.

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Over the past four months, 158 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 120 in the protests near the fence and others in Israeli air strikes and other incidents elsewhere in Gaza, according to the Gaza Health Ministry and a local rights group. Two pregnant women were also taken to Barzilai Medical Center after they went into labor as a result of the stress.

Jamie McGoldrick, the United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, in a news release called Israel's restriction of fuel imports "a unsafe practice, with grave consequences on the rights of people in Gaza".

"The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for everything in and out of the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences for the acts of terror perpetrated against Israeli civilians", the IDF said.

United Nations and Egyptian-led efforts are under way to mediate a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas that would end a four-month surge of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.

The exchange came amid continued attempts by Egypt to broker a broad cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas.

Reports in recent weeks have indicated that a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas may be in the works that would include easing the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened an emergency meeting of the security cabinet due to the growing tensions in the Gaza Strip which was attended by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and senior commanders.

Later, Palestinians fired about 70 rockets across the border, and Israeli aircraft struck at least a dozen militant targets. One Israeli soldier was killed by a Gaza sniper during this period.

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