Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel, no casualties

The rocket that landed in Israeli territory caused no damage or casualties.

Jerusalem: A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Israeli territory on Sunday morning but caused no damage or casualties, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

She said that the rocket landed in a field in the Eshkol region in southern Israel.

The missile fire came after the Israeli military launched on Saturday overnight air raids across the Gaza Strip, targeting militant training camps.

A first set of strikes hit two camps belonging to Islamic Jihad, while a second raid targeted two camps belonging to the Ezzedine al-Qassem Brigades, the armed wing of Gaza`s ruling Hamas movement, in the southern city of Rafah.

The second raid wounded four people including a toddler, Palestinian officials and medics said.

A third air strike hit an Islamic Jihad facility west of Khan Yunis, witnesses said.

The military said the attacks "targeted a number of terror hubs... in response to recent rocket fire into Israel”.

The air raids came after tensions rose along the Israel-Gaza border this week following clashes in which an Islamic Jihad gunman was killed and a rocket attack on the Israeli city of Beersheba that hit a house but caused no casualties.

It was the first rocket to strike the city since the devastating offensive Israel waged against Gaza December 2008 to January 2009, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn the territory`s militants not to "test" the Jewish state.

Bureau Report