A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel landed in an open area of the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council overnight Friday, the IDF spokesman's office confirmed.
No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.
blast was heard in the area after the "Code
Red" air raid siren was sounded. The IDF did not confirm the landing site of the rocket until Saturday afternoon.
Security forces were investigating the incident.
On Friday, Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces
in the West Bank, Jerusalem and on the Gaza Strip border during
demonstrations marking thirteen years to the second Palestinian uprising
Meanwhile on Friday, the chief Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators attended a meeting of the Middle East peace Quartet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York to discuss the progress of recently-renewed peace talks.
Last Thursday, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket
at southern Israel. The projectile triggered an air raid siren in the
Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area and landed in an open area near the
security fence bordering Gaza.
Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.