Israel`s Iron Dome destroys Gaza rocket: Security source

Israel`s "Iron Dome" defence system on Tuesday night intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, an Israeli security source said.

AFP| Updated: Sep 30, 2015, 02:22 AM IST

Jerusalem: Israel`s "Iron Dome" defence system on Tuesday night intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, an Israeli security source said.

An alert sounded in the coastal town of Ashdod before the anti-missile system destroyed the rocket.

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel last week but did not cause casualties or damage.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Tuesday`s rocket attack came as sporadic clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians hit Jerusalem`s Old City and a checkpoint outside Ramallah, with tensions heightened as Jews celebrated the Sukkot holiday.

The incidents followed fresh clashes Monday at Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, where security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas and Palestinians threw stones and petrol bombs while barricading themselves inside the shrine.