Military: rocket fired from Gaza lands on southern Israel


JERUSALEM — The Israeli army mentioned Palestinian militants within the Gaza Strip fired a rocket towards southern Israel Saturday night.

The rocket fell and exploded in an open space, triggering warning sirens within the Nahal Oz group to the east of Gaza City.

There have been no reviews of casualties or harm. The Israeli army normally responds to such rocket fireplace with airstrikes within the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, elevating the opportunity of additional violence simply forward of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The rocket assault comes a day earlier than Israeli and Palestinian officers are set to satisfy in Egypt in a U.S.-backed effort to defuse violence that has soared particularly within the West Bank and east Jerusalem for almost a 12 months.

The assembly within the Red Sea resort metropolis of Sharm el-Sheikh is a follow-up to final month’s assembly in Jordan for a similar function. However, lethal Israeli raids within the West Bank and Palestinian assaults continued for the reason that Feb. 26 assembly in Aqaba. Twenty-three Palestinians and three Israelis have been killed within the ongoing bloodshed since then.

Since the beginning of this 12 months, 85 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fireplace. Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis have killed 14 folks in the identical interval.

According to an Associated Press tally, about half of the Palestinians killed this 12 months have been affiliated with militant teams. Israel says a lot of the useless have been militants. But stone-throwing youths protesting the incursions, some of their early teenagers, and others not concerned in confrontations, together with three males over 60, have additionally been killed.

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Nearly 150 Palestinians have been killed within the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 2022, making it the deadliest 12 months in these areas since 2004, in accordance with the main Israeli rights group B’Tselem. Palestinian assaults in opposition to Israelis throughout that very same time killed 30 folks.

Israel captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem within the 1967 Mideast battle. The Palestinians search these territories for his or her future unbiased state.

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