GAZA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli army confirmed Thursday that four rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and two of them landed in southern Israel, causing damages.
The rocket fire, which was not yet claimed by any Palestinian militant groups, came on the second day of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region.
The rocket attacks were also the second violation on part of Gaza of a cease-fire that ended an eight-day clash between militants of Hamas, which controls the Palestinian enclave, and Israel in November.
An Israeli army spokesperson said the first rocket hit the yard of a house in the border city of Sderot, the second landed in an open area in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, and the two others fell short inside Gaza.
Last month, Israel said that Palestinian militants fired a Grad rocket into the southern coastal city of Ashkelon, the first of its kind since the November cease-fire.
On the other hand, the Israeli army killed four Palestinians and wounded dozens in separate incidents since the Egyptian- brokered cease-fire took effect.
Upon arrival in Israel Wednesday, Obama visited a site of U.S.- funded Iron Dome missile battery, set up to intercept Gaza rockets.
On Thursday, Obama will head to the West Bank city of Ramallah to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Obama, on his first visit here as U.S. president, has more to talk about with Israel than its conflict with the Palestinians. Unrest in Syria, Iran's nuclear program and U.S. support to Israel dominate the agenda of the talks between Obama and Israeli leaders.
In Ramallah, Obama and Abbas will talk about the long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.