Gaza Rocket Hits Southern Israel After One Month Lull
JNS.org – At least one rocket has hit southern Israel on Tuesday evening after nearly a month of quiet.
According to reports, the rocket exploded near Gan Yavne, which is just east of the Israeli city of Ashdod. There were no reported deaths or injuries.
IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner confirmed that at least one rocket was launched from Gaza and struck southern Israel on Tuesday and that the IDF is looking into reports of additional sirens sounding.
According to the Times of Israel, the rocket fire was the result of an internal dispute inside of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization between two commanders.
Nevertheless, in a statement Lerner said that Israel holds Hamas “responsible for all attacks originating from the [Gaza] Strip.”
The attack on Tuesday evening was the first incident since April 24 when a rocket exploded in the Sderot area, which ended nearly four months of quiet. The IDF responded to the incident by striking a terror targets in northern Gaza.