Three rockets were fired out of the Gaza Strip toward Israel hours after Fatah and Hamas signed a deal aimed at forming a Palestinian unity government on Wednesday.
The missile fire set off of air raid sirens in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, and the town of Sderot.
One of the rockets landed at the Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Two more rockets landed in open areas. There were no reports of injuries or damage
Earlier in the day the Israel Defense Forces said that it carried out an airstrike in Gaza.
Reports said between three and 12 people were injured in the attack, which targeted two people on a motorcycle in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Strip.
Medical official Ashraf al-Kidreh said the airstrike missed its target and wounded bystanders.
The IDF said in a statement the strike was a “joint anti-terror operation” with the Shin Bet security service. It said “a hit was not identified.”
The intended target — an Islamic Jihad operative — escaped unscathed, according to the Ynet news site. The site reported that the operative was en route to launch rockets at Israel. Security sources said he had been involved in recent rocket attacks on southern Israel.
The wounded included a 50-year-old man and his two daughters, Kidreh said.
The Israeli strike came as officials from the Hamas terror group and Fatah, the major political faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization, announced a historic reconciliation deal which would create a new unity government and allow for new elections.
AP and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.