Rocket fired from Gaza lands in southern Israel

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open territory in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council near the border fence on Wednesday.


There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the attack.


A red alert siren sounded in the area prior to the falling of the rocket.


Security forces were checking if any additional rockets landed in Israeli territory.


The sirens came a day after the IDF identified and opened fire on a terrorist cell in Gaza which it said has been behind a series of sniping attacks on security forces recently


According to the army, in a combined operation of the IDF, Border Police Counter-Terrorism Unit and Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency, security forces carried out sniper fire on the southern Gaza cell, which had been operating close to the Gaza border fence over the past week.


The cell was “preparing additional sniper attacks,” the army said. The cell was accurately struck.


The IDF said the operation “to eradicate the immediate threat” concluded without injury or damage to the Israeli side.


“The IDF will not tolerate attempts to harm Israeli citizens and soldiers and will continue to operation against every attempted terror attack on the State of Israel,” the military said in a statement.


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