While Israel's defense minister said the Jewish state has no intention of going to war, terrorists in Gaza tried to press the issue today with a rocket launch. The Times of Israel reports that the rocket landed in southern Israel and caused no injuries:
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel Monday night, not causing any damage, but breaking a tense calm amid rising tensions with the Palestinian enclave.
The Israeli military said the rocket landed in open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev region.
“No injuries have been reported. Forces are searching the area,” the army said in a statement.
Gaza’s Hamas rulers said earlier this month they were not interested in a fresh round of conflict, even as electricity cuts requested by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and facilitated by Israel, threatened to lead a new round of violence...
Israeli forces have been focused on the northern border the last few days where fighting in neighboring Syria has bled into Israel, leading to fire from mortars and small arms in the Golan Heights...
Earlier Monday, Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman said Israel has “no intention of launching a military operation” against Syria or Gaza.