The Israeli military says a rocket launched from Gaza has been intercepted after sirens sounded in Israeli areas around the strip.
Israel says it intercepted rocket fired from Gaza Strip
Sirens have sounded in southern Israel and a rocket has been intercepted from Gaza, the Israeli army says, as tensions soared between Palestinians and the country’s new ultranationalist government.
The army said in a statement that sirens sounded in the city of Sderot and in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip late on Wednesday afternoon.
The rocket, it said, was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system.
Local residents reported hearing explosions.