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Rocket launched at Israel from Gaza Strip

No reports of damage or casualties as projectile hits open area in Eshkol Regional Council

Illustrative. A rocket is fired at Israel from Gaza on August 9, 2014. (AP/Dusan Vranic)
Illustrative. A rocket is fired at Israel from Gaza on August 9, 2014. (AP/Dusan Vranic)

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip Monday morning exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.

There were no reports of casualties or damage. Security forces were scouring the area for the impact site.

Warning sirens were not activated as radar detected that the projectile would hit open territory.

Last week a rocket was fired at Israel from the Palestinian enclave. In response the Israeli air force struck two installations it described as “terror targets” in Gaza.

The Gaza border region has suffered sporadic rocket fire recently, much of it emanating from Salafist groups within the Palestinian enclave challenging Hamas rule.

Israel regularly retaliates for such attacks with limited strikes on Hamas targets, saying it holds the group responsible for any violence.

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