Rocket fire on Ashkelon (archive)
Rocket fire on Ashkelon (archive)Flash 90

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded on Wednesday night in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel.

The rocket hit an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. The explosion was preceded by the “Red Alert” rocket siren, which was heard in communities throughout the region, including Zikim, Carmiya, the Ashkelon Industrial Zone and Hof Ashkelon.

Earlier this month, a barrage of three missiles was fired from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt into southern Israel's Gaza Belt region. All three missiles exploded in open areas, causing no physical injuries or damages.

An IDF investigation revealed that the rockets had likely been shot from terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula, which was confirmed by the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group's affiliate in Egypt. 

The Hof Ashkelon region was also targeted by Gaza terrorists in late June, when a rocket exploded in an open area, causing no injuries or damages.

Following that attack, Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman said that Israel cannot put up with “trickling” of rocket fire.

“Those who are willing to absorb trickling - will eventually receive torrential rain. We must not accept this situation,” warned MK Liberman, adding, “A government that is ready to accept the situation, less than a year after the military operation in which we paid a high price in the lives of soldiers and the disruption of life in the entire country for two months, has no right to exist.”

“This situation is intolerable, unacceptable and we must put an end to it,” he added.