Mortar fired from Gaza hits Israel, army says

Palestinians prepare to fire a mortar bomb from Gaza city. (File Photo)

The Israeli army said on Tuesday a mortar round fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time since the end of the Gaza war last month, the Associated Press reported.

The blast did not wound anyone or cause any damage.

Hamas, the Palestinian group in control of the Gaza Strip, denied any knowledge of a mortar attack on Israel, Reuters news agency reported. The Palestinian group said it remained committed to the truce.

Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire in August that brought an end to the 50-day war.

(With AP, Reuters)

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43