Gaza rocket hits Israel – army

  • 23/11/2015

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has hit an open field in southern Israel, the Israeli army said.

"No injuries have been reported," it added.

A military spokeswoman told AFP no air raid sirens had sounded since the rocket was seen heading to an uninhabited area.

Extremist Sunni militants claiming links to the Islamic State group have said they were behind recent rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such incidents.

The Islamist Hamas group runs Gaza and has fought three wars with Israel since 2008, including last summer's devastating conflict that left more than 100,000 people homeless and killed more than 2200.

Monday's (local time) attack comes after a near two-month wave of Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and security forces in the West Bank and Israel, accompanied by weekly riots on the Gaza border which often result in Palestinian casualties.