False Rocket Alarm Sirens Sound in Israeli Communities Near Gaza Border

Alarms sound in Gaza border communities 48 hours after a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel, though none were wounded and no damage was caused.

Almog Ben Zikri
Gili Cohen
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Almog Ben Zikri
Gili Cohen

False rocket alarm sirens sounded in Israeli communities near the Gaza border on Tuesday.

Overnight on Sunday, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel. No people were hurt in the attack and no damage was caused as the rocket fell in an open area. In retaliation, the Israel Air Force struck five military targets in Gaza on Monday afternoon. The IDF said the strikes targeted Hamas infrastructure.

Four people were reported wounded in the Israeli strike. According to Palestinian reports, the first strikes focused on Hamas positions west of the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip's center and east of Rafah, in the Strip's south.  Soon after, Palestinians reported an attack on a concrete factory north or Rafah.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that while Israel has no intention of launching a military operation in Gaza, it will not ignore rocket fire. "I suggest Hamas take responsibility and calm down," he said.

This is a developing story.