Rockets fired from Gaza strike near Sderot, none injured
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Rockets fired from Gaza strike near Sderot, none injured

Sirens sound in Negev region as at least 4 projectiles launched; no group in Strip yet claims responsibility

Illustrative: Israeli forces next to the security fence on the border between Israel and southern Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
Illustrative: Israeli forces next to the security fence on the border between Israel and southern Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

At least four rockets launched from the Gaza Strip landed in an open field near the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Friday night.

No injuries or damage were reported in the attack. All four rockets fell in open areas.

Rocket sirens sounded in the Sha’ar Hanegev area and in Sderot ahead of the projectiles’ fall.

No organization has yet claimed responsibility for the launch, which came at around the same time as a shooting attack in the West Bank that left two IDF soldiers lightly hurt.

Israel has said in the past that it holds the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist group, which rules the Strip, as responsible for any attacks initiated from within the Palestinian coastal enclave.

The strikes came hours after Islamic Jihad held a rally in Gaza, in a show of solidarity with a Palestinian TV and radio station whose West Bank offices were shuttered by Israel early Friday, but which continued to broadcast from the Strip.

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