Two rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, the IDF stated via its Twitter account. A siren alert warning of a potential attack reportedly sounded earlier this day at the Israeli-Gaza border.
Both projectiles reportedly landed in open fields. An hour later, another rocket was fired from Gaza in the direction of Israel, and was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome Air Defence System, the IDF added. The projectiles have reportedly not caused any damage or injuries.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 5, 2020
Last week, two rockets were launched from Gaza toward Israel amid mounting tensions over the Jewish state's plans to extend its sovereignty over West Bank. The Islamist Hamas movement previously said that it would consider Israel's West Bank plan a declaration of war against Palestinians.
This prompted Israel to hit facilities of the Hamas Islamist movement in the southern part of the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian exclave.
Hamas, a Palestinian Sunni militant organisation in control of the Gaza Strip, has been locked in a protracted on-and-off conflict with Israel, which still refuses to recognise the Palestinian Authority as an independent political and diplomatic entity.