Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza near end of Independence Day


(JTA) — A rocket was fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip in the final hours of the country’s Independence Day.

Sirens blared in the Sderot region for the first time in months due to Thursday’s rocket, which caused no injuries or damage. It landed within Israeli territory in an open area of the western Negev.

Since the August cease-fire that ended last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces has reported several instances of weapons testing within the Gaza Strip that have set off false alarms in Israel, according to the Times of Israel.

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