Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel

According to the military, the incident seemed to encompass a single rocket launching.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 24, 2016 21:04
Gaza Strip

Light streak trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel July 29, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at southern Israel, triggering warning sirens in the Sha'ar Hanegev region on Sunday night.

The rocket exploded in an open area, failing to cause injuries and there was no damage, the army said.

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According to the military, the incident seemed to encompass a single rocket launching.

The IDF Spokespersons Unit said security forces were scanning the area for rocket remnants.

On January 1, five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel, with two of the projectiles landing in Israeli territory. Three other rockets landed near the security fence inside the coastal Palestinian enclave.

In retaliation to the barrage, the Israel Air Force struck four Hamas targets in Gaza.

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