JERUSALEM, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israel intercepted a rocket from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken left the region in a visit that aimed at calming escalating violence.
No injuries have been reported so far.
The firing of the rocket came amid surging violence between Israelis and Palestinians, mainly in the occupied West Bank.
Over the weekend, Israel carried out airstrikes on targets which the military said was an "underground rocket manufacturing site" in the central Gaza Strip that belongs to Hamas, an Islamist militant group that governs the Palestinian enclave. The attack followed six rockets that were fired from Gaza at southern Israel. No injuries were reported on both sides.