Shortly before 10:00 PM on Sunday night, a siren was sounded in Sderot and the surrounding areas after a rocket was fired from Gaza. It appears that the projectile exploded in an open field. No injuries were reported.

Rockets fired from Gaza (archive)

Rockets fired from Gaza (archive) Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash 90

A siren was activated in Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council late Sunday night after a rocket was fired from Gaza. According to initial reports, the projectile likely landed and exploded in an open field in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council. No damage or injuries were reported.

In the past 24 hours, Israel attacked 18 Hamas terror targets in Gaza after a bomb injured four IDF soldiers and a rocket hit a house in a border community. Among the targets were an attack tunnel in al-Zaytun Quarter and a weapons production factory in Khan Yunis.

In a statement on Saturday evening, Hamas blamed Israel for the recent escalation along the border. Meanwhile, the IDF stressed that it considers Hamas responsible for escalating violence. “The IDF holds Hamas accountable for this incident and its consequences,” the IDF spokesperson said in a statement. “The IDF is determined to provide the civilians of Israel safety and security and will do so.”