Gaza Rocket Hits Southern Israel; None Hurt

Rocket fired from Gaza falls in open area in Sha'ar Hanegev regional council.

An Aug. 21, 2014 file photo of a light trail made by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
AFP

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded overnight Sunday in southern Israel. No people were hurt in the attack and no damage was caused as the rocket fell in an open area.

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At the beginining of the month, a barrage of rockets were fired at the Red Sea resort town of Eilat, but Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system managed to intercept three of them. No Israelis were hurt in the incident, but a number suffered anxiety.

Eilat sits on Israel's southernmost tip and shares a border with Jordan and Egypt's restive Sinai region.

Tensions flared up at the time along Israel's border with Gaza after a rocket was fired at southern Israel. Israel’s responded with a series of strikes on Hamas-linked targets. Two members of the security cabinet who spoke with Haaretz hinted on Tuesday at the possibility of a more serious escalation within a few months.