In a separate terror incident, two Palestinians arrested Sunday after foiled stabbing attack on IDF soldiers in West Bank.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip Sunday evening towards Israel landed within the
Palestinian enclave and exploded just meters from the border fence, the Israeli army said.
No sirens warning of incoming rockets sounded in Gaza border communities, however
soldiers stationed in the area reported hearing a loud explosion.
Two weeks ago, Israeli military forces struck a target in Gaza, hours after a rocket fired
from the coastal enclave struck southern Israel, violating an already shaky truce between
The Israel Defense Forces said it targeted a “terror site” belonging to the Hamas terror
group near Beit Hanoun.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, two Palestinian assailants were arrested on Sunday in
the West Bank following a foiled attempt to stab Israeli soldiers at a military checkpoint.
As the two Palestinians approached a group of soldiers one of them drew a knife but was immediately overpowered and disarmed. The other would-be assailant fled on foot but was later apprehended.
A number of similar attacks were reported in recent weeks.
Last week, an Israeli border police officer was seriously wounded by a Palestinian assailant
at the entrance to the Cave of the Patriarchs site in the West Bank city of Hebron.
The officer suffered a stab wound to the neck and was transported to a nearby hospital.
The assailant, Mahmoud Abu Ghishah was shot and killed, Israeli media reported.
Earlier in April a 16-year-old Palestinian was arrested in the West Bank following another
failed attempt to stab an Israeli soldier at a roadblock near Hebron.
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