Rocket from Gaza fails to hit target: Israel

An Israeli tank and a military vehicle can be seen next to a security barrier near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Israel

The Israeli army said on Tuesday that a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip failed to reach the Jewish state and fell within the Palestinian enclave.

The launch triggered sirens in the community of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom near Gaza shortly after Monday midnight, reports Xinhua news agency.

A military spokesperson said in a statement that “a launch was recognized in the Gaza Strip which did not cross into Israeli territory”.

It was the second time in four days that a projectile has been launched to Israel by Gaza militants.

On the night of December 25, two rockets were launched from Gaza.

Later, Israel launched airstrikes and attacked several sites in Gaza, including a rocket manufacturing facility, underground infrastructure, and a military post belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian movement that controls Gaza.

Rocket attacks from Gaza have however, decreased over the past months amidst the raging coronavirus pandemic.

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