A rocket launched in the middle of the night from Gaza landed in southern Israel. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports on this latest attack, one of a growing number in recent days:
A rocket fired from Gaza struck an open field in southern Israel early Monday morning, causing neither damage nor injury, the army said.
The rocket hit the Sha’ar Hanegev region, northeast of the Gaza Strip, the military said.
It was launched shortly before 4:15 a.m., according to the Israel Defense Forces...
The night-time attack was relatively uncommon, as rocket launches more frequently occur during the day, presumably to disrupt the course of Israelis’ lives and to gain media attention.
These have been launched mostly by radical salafist groups, not by Hamas. However, Israel holds Hamas, the Sunni terror group that has ruled the Strip for the past 10 years, as ultimately responsible for any rocket fire emanating from the Gaza Strip.
Monday morning’s rocket attack also comes two and a half weeks after a number of cross-border exchanges between Israel and terrorist groups inside the Gaza Strip, which raised concerns of potential renewed conflict between the IDF and Hamas.