14:06 GMT27 February 2021
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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they had detected a rocket launch from the Gaza Strip, which was the first attack from the Palestinian enclave on the Israeli territory in over a month, and responded to it by striking a Hamas post in the south of Gaza.

    "Moments ago, a launch was identified having been fired from Gaza to Israel. In response, an IDF attack helicopter targeted a Hamas military post in southern Gaza," the IDF wrote on Twitter.

    Meanwhile, Israeli media reported, that the rocket was fired on an uninhabited region of the Sha'ar HaNegev regional council. The rocket launch reportedly caused no casualties.

    The attack was followed by another intensification of clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military forces on the Gaza border. According to local medics, one Palestinian was killed and five others were injured in the violence on Friday.

    READ MORE: Covert Israeli Agents Were Questioned by Hamas Prior to Gaza Ops Fiasco — Report

    In mid-November, tensions in the area were at the highest point over the past four years as Palestinians fired some 460 rockets and mortar shells on the Israeli territory, prompting the IDF to respond with attacking 160 targets in Gaza.

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