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Israel warns of tough response after Gaza rocket hits house

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A baby is seen at a broken window after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit a house in the southern Israeli town of Netivot on November 12, 2012, causing damage but no injuries.

The  Gaza strip – Israeli border -- a border rarely at peace, is moving closer to war. Mortar fire from Syria hit an Israeli army base in the Golan Heights over the weekend. Israel retaliated by targeting Syrian artillery. NBC's John Ray reports.  

Reuters reports — A Palestinian rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in southern Israel on Monday, causing damage but no injuries, and Israeli officials quickly warned of a tough response to the latest surge in violence.

The rocket hit the town of Netivot, ending a brief overnight lull to three days of fighting, which has left six Palestinians dead, including four civilians, and 40 wounded. Eight Israelis have also been wounded in the cross-border attacks.

"We have a full box of tools ... that we have not yet used," Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon told Army Radio. "We will need to toughen our response until Hamas says 'enough' and ends the fire." Read the full story.

Amir Cohen / Reuters

Tami Shadadi surveys the damage to her house in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on November 12, 2012, after it was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza the previous day.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

Relatives of Palestinian Matter Abu al-Atta, who was killed in Israeli shelling on Saturday, mourn during his funeral in Gaza City on November 11, 2012. Israel said it was poised to escalate attacks on the Gaza Strip on Sunday following a surge of rocket and mortar salvoes by Hamas and other factions in the Palestinian enclave.

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

A Palestinian walks near a factory after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell in the northern Gaza Strip on November 11, 2012.

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