A rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel on Tuesday as Israelis voted in their national election.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Tuesday night that a rocket had been fired from the Palestinian territory and had hit an empty field near the southern city of Beersheba. The IDF did not immediately provide further details, only adding that the affected areas were placed on “alert.”
This is the first time Palestinian groups have fired a rocket on an Israeli election day, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.
Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade over Gaza and the Palestinian military and political organization Hamas controls it internally. Other Palestinian armed groups also operate there, meaning the rocket did not necessarily come from Hamas.
Hamas had not commented on the incident as of Tuesday night.