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Rocket fired from Gaza lands in southern Israel

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council in southern Israel on Monday morning.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the attack. Security forces were sweeping the area for remnants of the projectile.

The IDF fired artillery into North Gaza in response to the rocket fired. IDF assessment indicates ISIS affiliate likely responsible for rocket fire.

Both Hamas and other splinter Islamic terrorist organizations have launched rocket attacks into Israeli territory in the past. Israel says that it hold Hamas responsible for all projectile fire coming from its territory.

A senior IDF official told Channel 2 last week that Hamas has fully replenished its military capability it had lost following 2014’s Operation Protective Edge.

During an interview with the Israeli broadcaster, the official said that the terror organization had used the proceeding years since the 2014 offensive to work on its tunnels and shore-up its missile programs.


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