Jerusalem - Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit
southern Israel overnight without causing casualties or damage, a police spokesperson
told AFP on Friday.
"Two rockets fell into uninhabited areas of the Eshkol
region," said Louba Samri.
No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the
The Gaza-Israel border has been largely quiet since November
when an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ended a deadly eight-day confrontation
between the Jewish state and militants of the Islamist movement Hamas which
rules the territory.
But since late February, there have been more than four
other cases of rocket fire on Israel, including ones claimed by hardline
Salafist militants to which Israel has responded with air strikes on Gaza.
On April 8 the Israeli army closed the Kerem Shalom goods
crossing into the Gaza Strip, a day after a rocket was fired from the besieged
enclave and hit an uninhabited area of Israel's southern Negev desert.
That attack came as US Secretary of State John Kerry started
a visit for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Two rockets fired on Wednesday at Israel's Red Sea resort of
Eilat were claimed by a Salafist group.
Israel said on Wednesday's rockets, which caused no
casualties, were fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula but there was no
confirmation from Cairo.
Rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel during a visit to the
region by US President Barack Obama in March.