IDF: Rocket from Gaza fell in open area in Ashkelon Coast Regional Council

A red alert rocket siren was sounded in the Ashkelon area in southern Israel near the Gaza border. The IDF reported that a rocket seems to have fallen in an open area. No damage was caused and no injuries were reported. Residents of Ashkelon have reported hearing echoes of an explosion from afar.
Rocket fire from Gaza | Archive Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Red alert rocket alarms sounded late Tuesday evening in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council and in the city Ashkelon. According to the IDF, a rocket landed in an open area and caused no injuries or damage.

Magen David Adom and IDF teams are conducting searches in the area. The Home Front Command has not yet given instructions to the residents of the area.

The rocket launch comes a few days after an IDF force identified a drone that took off from the Gaza Strip and fell in Israeli territory. The drone was taken for testing and the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

In February, Israeli security forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle hundreds of banned items into the Gaza Strip through the postal service. The packages were inspected at the Erez Border Crossing and contained items that were ordered online by civilians in Gaza. The Israeli security forces believed that the civilians were being used by the terrorist organizations in Gaza.

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