Rockets fired from Gaza.
(photo credit: Nikola Solic / Reuters)
A Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Sunday
landed in an open area of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council.
No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.
Security forces located the remains of the rocket after searching the area. A red alert siren had sounded in the area prior to the rocket's landing.
attack came on the heels of a rise in attacks in the South
marked by two straight days of rocket fire last week, which lead to an
Israeli strike at targets in the Gaza Strip. It was Israel's first
retaliation since a truce was implemented following an eight-day flare
up last November that nearly lead to an Israeli ground invasion.
of the rocket on sunday were received at the same time that Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu was delivering a Holocaust Remembrance Day speech
The increase in attacks has raised tension in the
south, as residents geared themselves for possibly another round of
violence from the Gaza Strip.