Monday, June 17
Latest News
  1. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  2. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  3. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  4. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  5. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  6. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  7. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp
  8. Israeli forces attack, injure Palestinian youths in Jerusalem
  9. Germany to condemn BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic'
  10. FM to UK Parliament: Two-state solution could reach point of no return

Israel army: Gaza rocket fell near Eshkol

Nov. 1, 2014 10:31 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 2, 2014 11:06 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli military on Saturday said that a rocket from Gaza had landed in southern Israel the day before, causing no injuries or damage but reminding locals of the tenuousness of a ceasefire signed in August.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that a rocket was fired and hit an open area near the border town of Eshkol.

She said the rocket was fired at 7 pm.

Israeli media reports said that the rocket fell near the border on the Israeli side and exploded upon impact. Sirens warning locals of the rocket fire reportedly failed to activate.

Israeli news site Ynet said that the Israeli military was investigating the incident and was focusing on two possible theories.

The first was that the rocket was fired by a group opposed to Hamas, which has so far upheld its side of the August ceasefire and prevented any firing of missiles into Israel.

The second possible scenario investigators are considering is that the explosion was the result of a faulty rocket test.
Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015