The Israeli military said Palestinian militants fired six rockets from the Gaza strip toward the country's south early on Thursday hours after an Israeli army raid in the occupied west bank triggered a fierce gunbattle in which eleven Palestinians were killed.
The rocket attacks which were not immediately claimed by Palestinian militant groups appear to be triggered by the Wednesday morning raid in Nablus.
The Israeli military said air defenses intercepted five of the rockets which were fired toward the cities of Ashkelon and Sderot. And one missile landed in an open field.
No damage or casualties have been reported so far due to the attack.