Jerusalem, Feb 9: A rocket fired by militants in the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Sunday night amidst rising tensions in the region over Washington's Mideast peace plan.
The Israeli military issued a statement saying "one projectile was launched from Gaza towards Israeli territory," adding it fell in an open field. The rocket triggered sirens in the city of Sderot and the area surrounding the besieged Palestinian enclave.
No casualties or damage were immediately reported. The fire came a day after Israeli tanks targeted two Hamas posts in the northern Gaza Strip after a launch of a rocket was identified.
The violence comes amidst escalated tensions in the region over U.S. President Donald Trump's recently announced peace plan, which was rejected by the Palestinians. (UNI-Xinhua)