The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday condemned rocket fire at southern Israel by terrorists in the Gaza Strip and called on all factions to observe the truce reached with Israel in 2012.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s office said in a statement that the ceasefire reached by Israel and Hamas serves the security interests of the Palestinian people, and that Palestinians shouldn’t give Israel an excuse to continue its attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Israel and Hamas reached a truce in November 2012 which ended over a week of hostilities during Operation Pillar of Defense.
Abbas’s office’s announcement came in response to a rocket that struck a major road outside a southern Israeli community on Wednesday morning. No injuries were reported in the attack on the Eshkol Regional Council.
It marked the second time this week that alarm sirens have sounded in the south near the Gaza Strip.
On Monday, a rocket was fired from the Strip in the direction of Ashkelon, but landed in Palestinian territory near the security fence, causing no damage or injury.