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Rocket targets Jerusalem as Israel mobilises

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Palestinian militants fired rockets at both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, aiming for Israel's political and commercial hearts and prompting the call-up of thousands more reservists in readiness for a potential ground war. 

Israeli soldiers stand guard while explosives experts examine the site where a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near the Jewish settlement of Gush Etzion, November 16. Palestinian militants fired rockets at both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, aiming for Israel's political and commercial hearts and prompting the call-up of thousands more reservists in readiness for a potential ground war.

The Israeli military said it had sealed off all the main roads around the Gaza border, declaring the area a closed military zone, in the latest sign that Israel's patience with the rocket fire was at an end and it was poised to launch its first ground offensive on the territory since 2008-9.

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