IDF says Gaza rocket fired at Israel fell short of border
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
The IDF says a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel fell short, landing inside the Palestinian territory.
The launch did not set off warning sirens in Israel, since defense systems projected that the rocket would land inside Gaza.
The IDF says there are no special instructions for residents of southern Israel following the launch.
Tensions have spiked due to National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir’s visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount earlier in the day.
The Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group has warned against the far-right lawmaker visiting the holy site.
Ben Gvir and his party have brushed aside those warnings, saying Hamas will not dictate their activities.