YnetNews: Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Roi Yanovsky, Matan Tzuri

 

No damage caused in second rocket strike in one week; Palestinian killed in East Jerusalem clashes; possible attack prevented in Jewish settlement.

 

Code red sirens sounded in southern Israel as one rocket fired from Gaza fell in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council next to the border fence with Gaza just after 1am on Saturday morning.

 

No damage or wounded were reported in the attack and no group or organization has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.

 

Just a few short hours previously, two additional rockets were fired at Israel but fell short, landing in the Gaza Strip.

 

The last case of rocket fire reaching Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip came just last Sunday, sparking a retaliatory attack from the Israeli Air Force on Hamas targets in the Palestinian enclave.

 

Concern over escalation with Palestinians in Gaza mounted on Friday evening when hundreds of Gazans rioted near the border fence and IDF troops fired on several individuals, killing seven and wounding 60.

 

The rocket attack on Saturday morning followed several days of severe tensions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem that have resulted in nationalistic attacks on civilians, intense rioting and concern that Israel may be in the midst of a third Palestinian Intifada, or uprising.

 

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