Rocket Launched From Gaza Falls in Israel's Territorial Waters

The exact location from where the rocket was launched in the Strip is still unclear, the army says

File Photo: Israeli soldiers and military vehicles on the border with Gaza, March 30, 2019.
\ Eliyahu Hershkovitz

A rocket launched from Gaza landed in the sea off Israel's coast on Monday night, the army said. The exact location from where the rocket was launched in the strip as well as the exact location where it landed in Israel are still unclear.

Last week, a rocket was fired from Gaza toward Israel and fell back within the Strip, according to the Negev Regional Council.

According to Adi Meiri, the spokeswoman of the Negev Regional Council, an Israel Defense Force assessment identified a rocket launched toward Israel that failed to reach its target. No sirens were sounded.

In addition, an aircraft and a tank attacked two Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip the day before, the military said. According to the statement, the attack was a response to shooting at Israeli soldiers stationed at the Gaza border. No injuries were reported.

Israel expanded the approved fishing zone for Gazans to 15 nautical miles (equivalent to 28.8 kilometers from the shoreline) in the beginning of April, the maximum fishing range allowed in the Gaza Strip since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. Fishermen in Gaza say the 15-mile range is partial, only applying to waters off the southern part of the Strip.

A month ago, the IDF identified a rocket launched from Gaza toward Israel that also failed to reach its target.