Rocket fired from Gaza lands in open terrain in southern Israel


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A rocket is launched from the Gaza strip towards Israel
Jack Guez (AFP/File)A rocket is launched from the Gaza strip towards Israel

Israeli military confirms the alarm was activated around Nahal Oz area

Sirens alerting of incoming rockets were triggered off in southern Israel on Saturday, the Israeli military confirmed. 

According to a subsequent updated by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), a single rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in open terrain in southern Israel, causing no damage. The Iron Dome missile shield was not activated. 

A group calling itself the "Gaza Lions' Den" claimed responsibility for the attack. 

This comes amid heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions, and following calls by Gaza-based terrorist groups to ramp up the violence against Israeli targets

The past week and a half, however, was one of relative quiet in the Palestinian enclave. Last Wednesday, an explosive device detonated in the early afternoon near the border of the territory after an IDF bulldozer drove over it.

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