Gaza rocket launch fails to reach Israel; sirens sound in South

Projectile lands in Palestinian territory, IDF sources say after alert sirens sound in Asheklon and nearby region in light of failed launching.

June 11, 2015 22:08
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)

A projectile launched from the Gaza Strip on Thursday failed to cross into Israel and landed within Palestinian territory, IDF sources said.

Alert sirens warning of the possible attack were sounded in Asheklon and the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council in light of the failed launching.

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Security sources said a single rocket launch appeared to have been detected.

There were no reports of injury or damage.

Thursday's incident came after a rocket fired at Israel from Gaza on Saturday night triggered air raid sirens in the Ashkelon and Ashkelon Coast regions.

Security forces said late Saturday that they had begun searching for the projectile, which apparently exploded in an open area.

That attack came two days after the Israel Air Force struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for two previous Gazan rockets fired into the South.

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