Rocket from Gaza attacks southern Israel

Jerusalem (AP) — Israeli forces say a projectile launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern part of the country on Thursday night, breaking a relatively calm week across borders.

There were no reports of damage or casualties. In and around the Negev desert town of Sderot, sirens sounded to warn of the arrival of rockets.

The Palestinian group did not claim responsibility for launching rockets from Hamas-controlled Palestinian landings. Israel usually blames the radical Hamas group for the violence emanating from Gaza.

The attack occurs at the end of Independence Day. Independence Day celebrates the founding of Israel after the end of the 1948 British Power of Attorney.

Hamas and Israel observe an informal ceasefire mediated by regional mediators, including Egypt and Qatar. Hamas states that Israel is not committed to a ceasefire condition that envisions a significant relaxation of Israel’s economic restrictions on Gaza.