First rocket launched at Israel since Pillar of Defense ceasefire

Click photo to download. Caption: A Gaza rocket that landed in an Israeli field during Operation Pillar of Defense. Credit: Ronit Minaker.( The first rocket since the Nov. 21 Israel-Hamas ceasefire was launched from Gaza on Sunday night.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officials said the rocket, which fell inside Gaza territory and short of the Jewish state, does not signal a new escalation between the two sides, according to Army Radio.

A total of 1,500 rockets were launched at Israel last month during the IDF’s eight-day Gaza operation, Pillar of Defense.

Posted on December 24, 2012 .