Israel on High Alert After Hamas Fires Rocket From Gaza


Israeli soldiers stand guard in Nachal Oz, near the border with Gaza. (Hadas Parush/FLASH90)

Sirens alerting of incoming rockets were triggered in southern Israel on Motzoei Shabbos, the IDF confirmed.

According to a subsequent update, a single rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area near Nachal Oz, causing no damage, baruch Hashem. The Iron Dome missile shield was not activated.

The Gaza Lions’ Den claimed responsibility for the attack.

This comes amid heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions, and following calls by Gaza-based terrorist groups to ramp up the violence against Israeli targets.

The past week and a half, however, was one of relative quiet in the Palestinian enclave. Last Wednesday, an explosive device detonated in the early afternoon near the border of the territory after an IDF bulldozer drove over it.

Israel is concerned that Hamas, backed by Iran, will push forward with other terror activity both from Gaza and in Yehudah and Shomron.

Israel is looking for the PA to resume its security cooperation with the IDF, a move that would make it easier to prevent an increase in Yehudah and Shomron violence.

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