GAZA CITY: On Saturday, dozens of rockets were fired toward Israel from the Gaza Strip, which is still under blockade, according to an AFP journalist in Palestinian territory.
Starting at 06:30 am( 0330 GMT ), the rocket fire was launched from a number of locations in Gaza, according to an AFP journalist.
For more than an hour, the Israeli army issued siren warnings across the nation’s southern and central regions, admonishing people to avoid bomb shelters.
Without offering any additional details, the military added that” a number of terrorists have infiltrated Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip.”
According to the Magen David Adom emergency services, a rocket that struck an Israeli building in the middle of the country trapped eagles and left 70-year-old women in critical condition.
A 20-year-old man was injured moderately from shrapnel in a separate incident, according to medical professionals.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, announced that security chiefs would soon meet to discuss the violence.
The rocket fire was not immediately held accountable.
PROTESTS FOR EARLIER BORDER
Since the militant Hamas group came to power in 2007, Israel has imposed a crippling blockade on Gaza.
Since then, Israel and Palestinian militants have engaged in a number of bloody wars.
The most recent incident comes after two weeks of increased hostilities in September when Israel barred Gazan workers from entering the country.
As Palestinian protest erupted along the heavily militarized border, the crossing was shut down.
Israeli troops have retaliated with tear gas and live bullets after protesters burned tires and threw rocks and gasoline bombs at them.
Thousands of Palestinian workers, who have a much higher earning potential in Israel than they do in Gaza, where unemployment is rampant, were targeted collectively for the border closure, according to critics.
Hopes of improving the situation in Gaza, which is home to 2.3 million people, had been raised when they resumed their passage on September 28.
34 Palestinians and one Israeli were killed in a clash of Israeli airstrikes and Gaza rocket fire in May.
According to Israeli and Palestinian officials, the conflict has claimed at least 247 Palestinian lives so far this year, including 32 Israelis, two foreigners, and both combatants and civilians.
Since the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel has occupied the West Bank, which is where the vast majority of fatalities have taken place.
Army raids, Israeli-targeted Palestinian attacks, and Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property have all increased.
Several far-right Israeli ministers reside in West Bank settlements that are prohibited by international law.