A rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A rocket exploded in an open area of the Gaza border region in the South Monday evening.
IDF units are searching the area for the projectile. There were no injuries in the attack. Rocket sirens sounded in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council in the area before the rocket fell.
Earlier, citizens in the area reported hearing an explosion.
At the beginning of the month the IDF deployed an Iron Dome missile defense system
battery in the southern city of Beersheba. This is the second rocket to be fired on the area
in less than one week, with the last incident occurring last Wednesday.
In recent months an ISIS-affiliated terror group has fired rockets from Gaza at Israel.
The Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigades is responsible for a growing number of rocket attacks from Gaza. It hopes to spark a new war between Hamas and Israel that will weaken Gaza's rulers and enable the Salafist group to fill the resulting power vacuum.
It was not clear who fired the rocket at Israel on Monday evening.