By: jpost.com staff; jpost.com

Islamic State-affiliated group Ahfad al-Sahaba claimed responsibility via a statement that was shared through Israeli media.

A rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Islamic State-affiliated group Ahfad al-Sahaba claimed the firing of a rocket from Gaza that hit an open area on Monday night.

The group claimed responsibility via a statement that was shared through Israeli media. This is not the first time that the group, which has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack.

The projectile landed in an open area near the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel, the IDF said.

No injuries and no damage were reported. A red siren alert was not activated as it was detected early on that the projectile was aimed at an open area.

 


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