Rocket from Gaza strikes southern Israel
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Rocket from Gaza strikes southern Israel

No injuries or damage reported in attack on Eshkol region

Illustrative photo of two Kassam rockets heading toward Israel shortly after they are fired by Palestinians in Gaza. (photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash90/File)
Illustrative photo of two Kassam rockets heading toward Israel shortly after they are fired by Palestinians in Gaza. (photo credit: Edi Israel/Flash90/File)

A Kassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an unpopulated area in southern Israel Saturday night, causing no injuries or damage.

Air raid sirens blared in several towns in the Eshkol region, forcing residents to enter safe rooms and bomb shelters.

Security forces began scanning the area to search for the rocket’s remains.

On Thursday, two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip resulted in a similar outcome.

On Wednesday, two rockets fired from Sinai hit the southern resort city of Eilat, one causing light damage in a residential area.

Rocket fire from Gaza tailed off after Operation Pillar of Defense in November, but the last several weeks have seen a number of strikes.

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