Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. [File].
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A projectile fired from Gaza fell in an uninhabited area of the Eshkol region, the IDF said.
No injuries or damage were initially reported.
Tensions on the Gaza border have recently escalated over the past week, with numerous cross-border hostilities occurring between Palestinians and the IDF. On Friday,
the Israeli Air Force struck multiple targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the continued mortar assault on IDF forces on Friday morning after a series of incidences in which the IDF and Hamas' forces in the Gaza strip exchanged fire.
The IDF was carrying out operational activities in the Gaza border communities when the mortars were fired.
No injuries were reported.
Following the escalation of tensions in the area surrounding Gaza and the discovery of an additional Hamas tunnel, a meeting of the Security Cabinet of Israel was called to assembly by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The meeting included Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot.
And on Thursday, the Israeli Air Force attacked four discrete Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to mortar shelling that was launched at IDF forces that began on Wednesday.
Additionally, the IDF responded to Hamas' aggression with tank fire.
According to Palestinian sources, a 60-year-old resident of Khan Younis was killed in the IDF air strike and another man was lightly wounded. Noam Amir contributed to this article.