Gaza terrorists fired four rockets at Jerusalem on Thursday, with two shot down over the city and another two reaching the West Bank, the Israeli army said.
Witnesses and Palestinian security sources told AFP one rocket fell near the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, while a second hit close to an Israeli military prison near Ramallah.
“Four rockets were fired at Jerusalem, of which two landed in open areas and two were intercepted,” an army spokesman said.
Police later confirmed that the two rockets not intercepted had hit open areas near Ma’ale Adumim and in the Ramallah area.
“At this stage there are no injuries,” a statement read.
It was the second time this week that rocket sirens had sounded across the capital.
Five loud blasts could be heard around the city shortly after sirens wailed, sending people scrambling for shelter, AFP correspondents said.
Sirens also sounded across Ma’ale Adumim, and an explosion was heard in Ramallah, witnesses and a correspondent said.
Witnesses told AFP one struck an open area in Mishor Adumim, an Israeli industrial area adjacent to Ma’ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem.
Further north, Palestinian security sources said a rocket had struck open ground near Ofer, an Israeli military prison that lies west of Ramallah.
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Meanwhile Thursday, minutes after sirens blared in Mitzpe Ramon and Beersheba, a rocket fell in Beersheba near a sports center, lightly injuring a number of people.
Another projectile struck a house in the city, but there were no injuries there as the family that lived in the house had scrambled to a safe room.
More than 20 rockets were fired toward Beersheba, Dimona, Arad, and Mitzpe Ramon on Thursday evening.