World Bulletin / News Desk
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a factory in southern Israel on Saturday, setting it on fire, but Israeli officials said there were no serious injuries.
Palestinian officials in Gaza said that shortly after the rocket attack, Israeli tanks had fired back into the northern part of the coastal strip, causing no injuries.
At least two rockets were fired at Israel, one striking a factory in the city of Sderot, a frequent target of Palestinian rocket fire.
The rocket attack comes after days of Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, resulting in a number of casualties.
Two Palestinians were wounded late Saturday when Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with the Gaza Strip opened fire on Palestinian homes and farmlands.
"The building went up in flames," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding that rescue crews were on scene and the fire appeared to be under control.
The Magen David Adom ambulance service said it had treated three people for light injuries.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking whether tanks had returned fire into Gaza.
Israel stepped up its attacks on the Gaza Strip since mid-June, following the disappearance of three Jewish teens from a southern West Bank settlement.
Israeli security agencies have since detained hundreds of Palestinians in the West Bank, including Hamas leaders, lawmakers and former ministers.Last Mod: 29 Haziran 2014, 13:00