• Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel early Monday morning.
• One rocket was intercepted by the anti-missile battery, another landed near the coast of Ashkelon .
• The rocket fire came as Israel approved the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel early Monday morning, an Israel Defense Force spokesperson confirmed to Xinhua.
One of the rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti- missile battery. This was the first time in several months in which the battery was activated.
Another missile landed in an open area near the coast of Ashkelon, adjacent to the Gaza Strip. No injuries or damage were reported.
On Sunday, two mortar shells were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, without causing any injuries or damage.
The rocket fire came as Israeli ministers approved a list of 26 Palestinian prisoners, set to be released on Tuesday. Among them, 21 are from the West Bank and five others from Gaza.
Rockets fired from southern Lebanon into Israel, Israel hits Lebanese target in retaliation
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Four rockets were launched from southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Thursday afternoon, the first time since 2011, breaking the short-lived calm in the volatile region.
Hours later, the Israeli air force bombed a Lebanese target near Na'ameh, between Beirut and Sidon, in retaliation.
4 rockets fired from southern Lebanon into Israel
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday indicated retaliation following earlier rocket attacks from Lebanon.
Four rockets were launched from Lebanon toward northern Israel on Thursday afternoon, for the first time since 2011, Israeli security forces confirmed to Xinhua.
Israel bombs Lebanese target in retaliation for rocket attack
JERUSALEM, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli Air Force bombed a target south of the Lebanese capital of Beirut early Friday morning in retaliation for Thursday's rocket attack.
The air strike was a "precision strike that hit its target," and all of the pilots involved in the mission returned to Israel safely, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement.
Israel intercepts rocket targeting southern city Eilat
JERUSALEM, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli anti-missile battery Iron Dome intercepted a rocket aimed at the country's southern city of Eilat in the early hours of Tuesday, local media reported.
Local residents said they heard echoes of two explosions in the area, according to Israeli news site Ynet.