Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Ashkelon Coast Council area

No injuries reported as Palestinians fire rocket at Israel that lands in open area.

September 28, 2013 11:40
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Trails of smoke from Gazan rockets fired at Israel

Trails of smoke from Gazan rockets 390. (photo credit: Amir Cohen / Reuters)

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.

A 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 (intifada).

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.

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