Last updated: 28 July, 2012

Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel

Three rockets fired by militants inside the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Saturday without causing casualties or damage, the military said.

“The three rockets hit an uninhabited area near the town of Sderot, and caused neither casualties nor damage,” a spokeswoman told AFP.

Late on Friday, a rocket fired from inside the Islamist Hamas-run Palestinian territory struck the largely rural Eshkol region, again without causing casualties or damage.

On Tuesday the Iron Dome air defence system brought down a rocket fired towards the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.

The border between Gaza and Israel remains tense, with occasional flare-ups since June when Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into the Jewish state which responded with multiple air raids that killed 15 Palestinians.