Rocket from Gaza Strikes Eshkol Region

Strike reported just inside Israel's borders in second incident in one day; sirens apparently did not sound.

Tova Dvorin, | updated: 15:18

Gaza rockets (file)
Gaza rockets (file)
Albert Sadikov/Flash 90

Terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket into Israel on Friday afternoon, where it struck the Eshkol region.

According to Yediot Aharonot, sirens did not sound in nearby communities; the rocket struck an open field just north of Kisufim, and just inside Israel's borders.

IDF forces are combing the area to find the strike site.

A statement from the army confirmed that no casualties had been reported.

"A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel," the statement said. "No injuries reported."

At least one more rocket was also fired at Israel, but fell short and struck Gaza, early reports indicate. It is unclear whether what was fired was a Kassam rocket or a mortar shell, or whether two or three rockets were fired in total.

At least one rocket was fired from northern Gaza as a second was fired from southern Gaza simultaneously, Walla! News reports. A group identifying with the Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

This is the second attack aimed at Israel from the Hamas-run Gaza enclave in one day. Late Thursday night, terrorists fired three rockets at Israel; all fell short and struck Gaza itself.

A similar incident occurred on Saturday night, when two rockets that were fired from Gaza exploded on the Palestinian side of the border fence.




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