Israel Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Gaza Rocket Fire

No injuries reported after rocket explodes in southern Israel.

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

The Israeli Air Force struck Hamas targets in Gaza Monday night in response to the day's earlier rocket fire.

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in southern Israel Monday evening after sirens sounded in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. There were no injuries, and Israeli forces are searching the area for damages.

Meanwhile, Palestinians report that a 19-year-old Palestinian was killed during clashes with Israelis in the West Bank and a Palestinian was shot during clashes near the Gaza border. Dozens of Palestinians are currently throwing stones and burning tires near Gaza's Bureij refugee camp.

Earlier, an Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near Hebron. The Palestinian assailant was shot and killed. Several hours later, a Palestinian was shot and killed after attempting to stab an Israeli soldier near Hebron's Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Last Wednesday, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area on the Israeli side of the border, causing no injuries or damage. Around the same time dozens of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops near Bureij in central Gaza.