In the late hours of August 28, unknown Palestinian gunmen launched a rocket from the Gaza Strip towards the Israeli city of Ashdod.
Sirens were heard in the southern Israeli city. However, Israeli sources said that the rocket failed and crashed in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
Despite the failure of the rocket attack, the Israeli military responded by attacking an observation post of the Hamas Movement in northern Gaza.
“An IAF [Israeli Air Force] aircraft targeted a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip,” the air force said on Twitter.
The last two weeks were marked by several similar rocket attacks. No group has claimed responsibility for any of these attacks, so far.
Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip are both not looking for a large escalation, likely due to the mounting internal problems on each side.