A red alert resounded in the Eshkol regional council early Thursday night, an area adjacent to the Gaza strip that has seen many rocket attacks.

The rocket fell in an open field, causing neither casualties or damage.

Late Wednesday night, a Kassam rocket was fired from Gaza and slammed into an open area near Ashkelon. There were no injuries and no damage in that attack either, officials said.

In recent days, the area has seen heightened tension between Israel and the Palestinians with a string of attacks against Israeli civilians, police officers and soldiers, and Israeli retaliatory strikes in Gaza.