Israel carried out its first air strikes on the Gaza Strip in months early Tuesday in response to a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave as tensions soar after a weekend of violence around a Jerusalem holy site.
Warning sirens sounded in southern Israel Monday night after the rocket was fired from the enclave controlled by the Hamas, the first such incident since early January.
As stated, the air defense intercepted one of the missiles, and the other fell on the open area. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Rocket fire from Lebanon is the first such cross-border incident since May when Palestinian extremists fired rockets at Israel during the 11-day war between the Israeli military and extremists Hamas, which rules in the Gaza Strip.