Gaza Projectile Falls Short, Lands in Strip, Israeli Army Says

Incident comes day after Israel conducted air strikes in Gaza after drone entered Israeli airspace and dropped explosives on a military vehicle

File photo: A streak of light is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel August 21, 2014.
REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

A projectile fired from Gaza failed to reach Israel and landed inside the Strip, Israel's military said on Sunday evening.

Also Sunday, a delegation of Egyptian security officials arrived in Gaza via the Erez Crossing to meet with senior members of Hamas and other groups in the Strip, especially Islamic Jihad. 

On Saturday, the Israeli military said it had carried out several air strikes in Gaza, including on a Hamas naval base and two complexes of the organization's aerial command.

According to the statement, the strikes were in response to a drone attack earlier on Saturday, in which a Gaza drone entered Israeli airspace and dropped explosives on a military vehicle by the border fence.

A few hours earlier, an Israeli military aircraft fired at what it identified as the Gaza cell that launched the drone attack.

On Friday night, Israel struck several Hamas targets in Gaza after five rockets were launched from the Strip overnight Friday, targeting Hamas military positions near the Israeli border with aircraft and tank fire.  

Also on Friday, the Gaza health ministry reported that two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli security forces during clashes near the Gaza border fence. At least 66 were also wounded in demonstrations along the border, 38 from gunfire.