No explosion was heard and no injuries or damage were sustained in the area
While the government talks about 'gaps in protection' among Jewish communities near Gaza, for the Bedouin communities of the region there is no protection at all.
The militant group is in possession of dozens of such short-range rockets as it steps up arms production in preparation of a future conflict with Israel.
There were three alarms sounded near the border in March, only one of which turned out to be a projectile. But safety-first approach of automated system means mistakes will continue to happen.
Speaking to Knesset panel, chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot reveals that IDF has started targeting Hamas tunnels using a new method, but stresses the tunnel threat isn't existential to Israel.
Muhammad Murtaja was arrested and charged in an Israeli court with planning to provide Hamas with satellite photos to improve the precision of its rocket strikes against Israel.
The Israeli army said it struck two Hamas positions in northern Gaza in retaliation for the rocket fire.
Gaza rocket explodes in open area, but none injured; Israel responds by hitting Hamas targets in Strip.
The paradoxical situation in which Israel views Hamas as the sovereign, and therefore holds it responsible for what happens in Gaza yet at the same time fights against it, cannot produce the quiet it seeks.