Missile from Gaza fired at southern Israel
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Missile from Gaza fired at southern Israel

Rocket attack siren rings out in Hof Ashkelon, security forces search for impact site

Israeli children run to a bomb shelter during a Color Red alarm warning of incoming rockets from the Gaza Strip, January 8, 2009. (Anna Kaplan/ Flash90)
Israeli children run to a bomb shelter during a Color Red alarm warning of incoming rockets from the Gaza Strip, January 8, 2009. (Anna Kaplan/ Flash90)

A missile alert went off in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning after a rocket was fired out of the Gaza Strip at southern Israel.

There were no reports of injuries or damage and security forces began searching for the impact site, apparently in an open area, Israel Radio reported.

The missile fire was a break in what has been a rare period of calm between Israel and Gaza over the last weeks, with little to no rocket fire.

At the beginning of May, Palestinian gunmen fired at an IDF force on the Gaza border, near the Kissufim border crossing in the central Gaza Strip. The military said no soldiers were injured in the incident and no damage was caused. Soldiers returned fire at the source of the shooting, but did not identify the assailants, the army said.

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