A house in central Israel has reportedly been hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, local news outlets report, after air defense alarms went off across Jewish communities early on Monday morning, ONA reports quoting Russia Today.
"Following the alarm reported in the Sharon area, one launch from the Gaza Strip was identified moving toward Israeli territory," the IDF said in their latest statement in Hebrew.
The projectile struck a home in the Mishmeret community on the Sharon plain, Israeli police confirm. The house caught fire and partially collapsed, but firefighters quickly arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames as rescuers searched the rubble for survivors. Tensions between Israel and Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, have been on the rise the past week, amid ongoing confrontations at the fence separating the Palestinian enclave from Israel.