Rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, no injuries

One projectile lands in open area near Kissufim; first such attack in two weeks

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Two rockets were fired from the central Gaza Strip at Israel on Tuesday afternoon, the first such attack in some two weeks.

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One rocket landed in an open area in the Eshkol area close to the fence with Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said. A second rocket landed inside Gaza.

There were no reports of injury or damage from the attack and Israel Defense Forces soldiers combed the area where the explosion was heard to try to identify where the rocket landed.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Rocket fire from Gaza has largely tailed off since the end of the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense against Hamas and other Gaza terror targets in November, but there have been sporadic attacks.

Two weeks ago, four rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, likely timed to coincide with the visit of US President Barack Obama.

On Tuesday, parents and teachers found one of the rockets in the yard of a Sderot kindergarten, which had been on Passover break during the attack.

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