Israeli army confirms rocket fired from Gaza at southern Israel

A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory for the second time in one week, the Israeli army said in a statement, adding that the rocket triggered sirens in the areas near the besieged Palestinian enclave.

A missile from Israel's Iron Dome air defence system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, lights the sky in the central Gaza Strip, April 21, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

The rocket landed in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Wednesday night and was not intercepted by Israel's aerial defense system, according to Israeli police.

Local media said a house was damaged by shrapnel.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.