The rocket fireplace may jeopardise three months of relative calm since Israel attacked Gaza over 11 bloody days.
Air raid sirens have sounded in southern Israel after a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip, the primary since Israel’s 11-day assault in Might on the Gaza Strip in retaliation for rockets fired by Palestinian teams in the direction of Israel.
The Israeli navy stated in a press release on Monday it recognized one rocket launch that was intercepted by aerial defence batteries.
Newbie video footage appeared to indicate the rocket being intercepted over the southern city of Sderot.
The rocket fireplace may jeopardise three months of relative calm since Israel and Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza Strip, struck a ceasefire.
There was no fast declare of duty for the rocket fireplace, which got here hours after Israeli troops clashed with Palestinians throughout a late-night arrest raid within the occupied West Financial institution, killing four Palestinians in one of many deadliest battles within the space in years.
The preventing erupted in Jenin, a metropolis within the northern West Financial institution the place tensions have been excessive since a person was killed by Israeli forces earlier this month.
The West Financial institution has skilled an uptick in lethal violence in latest months, with greater than 24 Palestinians killed by Israeli fireplace in latest weeks, together with kids and Palestinian protesters.
Israel’s Might assault on the Gaza Strip, pushed by friction as Israeli safety forces tried to bar Palestinians from Jerusalem holy websites and a settler group works to evict Palestinians from their properties in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israel occupied the West Financial institution within the 1967 Conflict and, within the many years since, has established dozens of unlawful settlements the place practically 500,000 settlers reside.
The occupied West Financial institution is a part of the territory the place a Palestinian state is envisaged underneath the two-state resolution, the unlawful settlements are seen as a serious impediment to resolving the battle.