Israel launches fresh Gaza air strikes

    * Story Highlights
    * Israel retaliates to militant rocket attacks with air strikes against 
Gaza targets
    * Targets included two Hamas outposts in southern, northern Gaza, IDF says
    * IDF says militants have fired 35 rockets into Israel since Jan. 21 
    * Air strikes come one day ahead of elections dominated by security

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israel launched air strikes against a number of targets in 
Gaza Monday to retaliate against Palestinian militants who have fired a 
"barrage" of rockets inside the Jewish state in recent days, the military said.

The targets in Monday's air strikes included two Hamas outposts in southern and 
northern Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The IDF said militants fired two rockets at Israel Sunday. The recent rocket 
fire brings to more than 35 the number of Qassam rockets, mortars and Grad 
missiles that have been fired at Israel since Israel and Hamas agreed to 
separate cease-fires on January 21.

Rockets fired from a Grad have a longer range than the crude, home-made Qassams 
that Palestinian militants in Gaza fire more frequently. Militants have used 
Grads strike farther into Israel.

Israel and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that has ruled Gaza since 2007, 
declared separate, tentative cease-fires following more than three weeks of 
fighting in Gaza.

Israel launched the attack on Hamas in Gaza on December 27 with the stated aim 
of ending rocket attacks on southern Israel.

The air strikes come one day before Israelis are due to go to the polls in a 
national election that is expected to be dominated by the issue of security.

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