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Israeli military: Rocket fired from Gaza Strip hits near home in south Israel; no injuries


Israeli policemen inspect a bus after an explosive device detonated in a Tel Aviv suburb, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. A small bomb exploded on board the bus just moments after it had been evacuated on Sunday, police said, adding that an initial investigation suggests that Palestinian militants were behind the attack. (AP Photo/Tomer Appelboum) ISRAEL OUT (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in a southern Israeli village but caused no injuries.

The army says the rocket was fired by Palestinian militants on Monday. Israeli TV has broadcast footage showing remnants of the rocket near a home.

There was no claim of responsibility.

The attack came a day after a pipe bomb believed planted by Palestinian militants exploded on a bus in central Israel. The bus was evacuated and no one was hurt. It was the most serious attack inside Israel in more than a year.

Late last week, a mortar shell was fired into Israel, causing no injuries.

Rocket fire from Gaza has been sporadic since Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers fought an eight-day battle last year.