Rocket attack (illustration)
Rocket attack (illustration)Edi Israel/Flash90

A rocket was fired from Palestinian Authority-controlled territory in Judea and Samaria for the first time this morning (Monday), the IDF reported.

The rocket, which was fired from the city of Jenin, landed in PA-controlled territory and did not pose a risk to Israeli communities at any point, according to the military. No injuries were reported.

Palestinian Arab terrorist groups have been attempting to smuggle and construct rockets in Judea and Samaria in order to be able to launch the rockets at Israeli population centers the way the territory of Gaza has been used to launch many thousands of rockets at Israel since the 2005 Disengagement.

Last month, the Shin Bet revealed that an Islamic Jihad terrorist cell which was involved in the manufacturing of rockets in Jenin had been broken up. The cell had been acting at the orders of the terrorist organization's leadership in Gaza.

Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar said at the time that "in recent weeks we thwarted a cell in the area of the Jenin refugee camp that had already begun producing rockets and launchers in order to fire rockets from Samaria to Israel as well. We see this as a dangerous precedent. The members of the infrastructure were arrested and confessed. We have no intention of making Afula or Shaked a target for high-trajectory rocket fire."

Several weeks later, a group of terrorists distributed a video on social media which they claimed showed a failed attempt to launch a rocket at the Jewish community of Shaked in Samaria.

A note attached to the rocket stated in Arabic that the attempted launch failed and that the next rocket would be bigger.