The Straits Times
Published on Sep 02, 2012

Rocket fired into Israel from Gaza: Army, no damage occurred


JERUSALEM (AFP) - A rocket was fired on Saturday from the Gaza Strip into Israel, hitting the southern area of Ashkelon without causing any casualties or damage, an army spokesman said.

Several rockets have been fired from the Palestinian territory into Israel this week, resulting in damage in the town of Sderot, where a house was hit on Friday.

Following the attacks, claimed by a radical Salafist splinter group, Israel's air force retaliated early on Saturday by carrying out raids against training camps run by Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules Gaza.

The raids wounded two people, according to Palestinian medical officials.