Rocket fired from Gaza

Rocket fired from Gaza

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has struck southern Israelin the first such attack since September, the Israeli military reported.

It said air raid sirens were sounded in the Eshkol region bordering the Palestinian territory.

Security forces are searching the area to determine where the rocket landed.

In September a rocket landed on the border fence.

Israel fought a 50-day war this summer with Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls Gaza.

Hamas launched thousands of rockets and mortars towards Israel, which carried out an aerial campaign and a ground invasion.

The Gaza war left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead, according to Palestinian and UN officials.

On the Israeli side, 66 soldiers and six civilians were killed.