Air raid sirens sounded in towns across southern Israel Tuesday evening at 9:02 p.m, as the IDF confirmed that at least one rocket fired from Gaza struck near the community of Gan Yavneh, near Ashdod.
Some residents of the south reported seeing Iron Dome missile defense batteries deploying to intercept at least one incoming rocket.
Sirens were heard in Ashdod, Ashkelon and in numerous towns and villages in the Lachish and Hof Ashkelon regions close to Gaza.
No injuries have been reported.
The border between Israel and Hamas-held Gaza has remained largely quiet since the end of Operation Protective Edge last summer.
But there have been intermittent attacks by terrorists, including mortar fire last month which hit an open area in the Shaar HaNegev region.
The IDF responded to that incident with tank fire directed towards the source of the rocket fire.
As in most of the attacks since a ceasefire was declared between Israel and Gazan terrorists in August, security sources are already reporting that this latest rocket fire was launched by a rival faction to Hamas, and the result of an “internal dispute.”
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