Rocket interception
Rockets launched from Gaza Strip towards Israel is seen as rocket by Iron Dome anti-missile system is fired to intercept them. (photo credit:REUTERS)


A rocket was launched from Gaza towards Israel early Thursday morning causing rocket alert sirens to sound near Ashkelon in the Lakhish Regional Council and in communities in the Gaza envelope.

The army was searching for the rocket but said it landed in an open area close to Ashkelon.

On Tuesday, rocket sirens sounded in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council but the army later confirmed that there was no rocket launch and the sirens were a false alarm.

Last month, Gazan terrorists fired a single rocket at southern Israel, that prompted a response by the Israel Air Force that targeted a rocket launcher in the northern part of the coastal territory.

“Hamas is the address and it bears responsibility,” the IDF said at the time.

A group that sympathizes with al-Qaida, who have defied Hamas, have been blamed for strikes on Israel over the past months, none of which caused injuries or damage.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post