Gaza militants fire on Israel, no injuries: army

Gaza militants fire on Israel, no injuries: army

JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Gaza militants fire on Israel, no injuries: army

Israeli soldiers survey the damage after a Katyusha rocket fired from southern Lebanon slammed into a gas tank, in the northern Israeli town of Netua, overnight on November 29, 2011. AFP photo

Gaza militants have fired two rockets and two mortars at southern Israel, none of them causing any injuries or damage, the military said on Sunday.

"We identified two rocket launches from Gaza at Israel to the Eshkol and Shaar Hanegev regions Saturday night," a spokeswoman told AFP, adding two mortars were fired at Israel the evening before.

A police spokesman told AFP that a small number of mortar shells have been launched at Israel during the past week.

Tensions between Gaza-based militants and the Jewish state were on the rise earlier this month, with groups in the coastal territory lobbing dozens of rockets and firing mortars into southern Israel.

Israel's military hit back with air raids that killed two militants and two civilians.

The military frequently attacks Gaza in response to such rocket fire, at times targeting militants it says are about to fire rockets over the border, or carrying out raids against specific militants.

Israeli military officials have warned about the prospect of a future large-scale operation in the territory.