Two Qassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit the western Negev Friday evening. No injuries or damage were reported in either incident.

The first rocket exploded just outside Kibbutz Sha'ar Hanegev, and the other has yet to be located.

On Friday morning, a rocket hit the Eshkol region causing no injuries or damage.

The rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continued Friday despite rare criticism voiced by the Gaza rulers, Hamas, on Thursday, who said that now is not the time for such attacks.

The Islamic militant group has fired thousands of rockets at southern Israel in recent years. But Hamas said Thursday that it was not behind recent attacks and that it was investigating who was responsible.

It apparently fears that new rocket fire could disrupt the reconciliation talks currently underway in Cairo.