Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israeli territory late last night. Air raid sirens blasted throughout the southern part of the Jewish State, warning residents to quickly seek shelter from the incoming hostile projectile.
There were no reports of injuries or damage, as the rocket is believed to have hit an uninhabited area.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit informed TV7 that shortly after Israel’s southern community had been targeted, Israeli military aircraft retaliated with strikes on a Hamas military post in the southern Gaza. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The incident marks the first rocket attack from the Hamas-run territory since the firing of a barrage of 13 rockets during the White House signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords that normalized Israel’s relations the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
It has been relatively calm since Qatar mediated an unofficial ceasefire agreement between terror groups in Gaza with Israel in late August, following an escalation of Palestinian violence. 2 Israeli residents of Ashdod were injured in a 15 rocket barrage, although most of the projectiles were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system. The IDF was heavily engaged in retaliatory strikes for the attacks.
The previous outbreak of hostilities was in January and February of this year.