Gaza terrorists fire missile at Israeli city of Ashkelon

Sirens were sounded in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon Tuesday evening in response to a rocket launched from Gaza.

A rocket from Gaza aimed in the direction of the southern coastal city of Ashkelon Tuesday evening caused sirens to wail in the southern coastal city.

The rocket landed in an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed.

Sirens went off in Ashkelon at 8:55 p.m., indicating an incoming missile, and 20 minutes later in Kibbutz Zikim, near the Gaza border.

Israel holds Hamas, which rules Gaza, responsible for any missiles of other attacks emanating from the Strip.

No  injuries were reported. Security forces are searching the area.

Since the summer 2014 war with Gaza, a number of missiles have been aimed at Israel from Gaza. In June, terrorists fired a rocket toward southern Israel, which exploded in an open space in the Eshkol region, causing no injuries or damage.

By: World Israel News Staff