Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel

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Xinhuanet
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ZhangTao
Time
2017-10-09

JERUSALEM, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip fell in Israeli territory on Sunday night, a military spokesperson said in a statement.

"A projectile fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council," the statement read, referring to a region in southern Israel.

Sirens were heard in the region but no injuries or damage have been reported, the statement added.

The spokesperson said that forces are searching the area to find remnants of the rocket.

No organization immediately assumed responsibility for the fire.

The incident came amidst reconciliation attempt by the West Bank's Fatah government and Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist organization that controls the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.

Israel regularly holds Hamas responsible for rocket fire from the Strip but some of the rockets have been fired by radical Salafi groups that object Hamas rule in Gaza.

Since Israel concluded a 51-day-long bloody military campaign in Gaza in the summer of 2014, sporadic rocket fire from the Strip hit southern Israel, usually causing no injuries or damage. Israel usually retaliates by attacking Hamas positions.

 

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