Rocket from Gaza hits southern Israel without casualty

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Israeli city without any casualties, Israeli officials said.

Rocket from Gaza hits southern Israel without casualty

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday without any casualties, Israeli officials said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack from Palestinian armed factions in Gaza.

Israel have bombed Hamas-run Gazan territory killing two and wounding several Palestinian since a Jan. 18 ceasefire took hold and these have drawn palestinian rockets and mortars on Southern Israel.

Ashkelon's mayor Benny Vaknin told Israel Radio that it (rocket) landed in an open area.

Ashkelon is 12 km (7 miles) from the coastal Gaza enclave. Factory-produced Grads have a longer reach.

Israel launched on Dec. 27 a massive offensive in Gaza, killing more than 1300 Palestinians, a third of them children, and wounded at least 5300.

Israel targeted hospitals, schools, mosques and government buildings and destroyed infrastructure system in Gaza, lefting Palestinians without electricity, gas and power.

Reuters
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