An armed Palestinian group fired rockets at Israeli border posts on Monday, Israeli media reported, in what the Palestinian president called an “unprovoked attack” on the occupied West Bank.
The rockets were fired at military posts at the northern and eastern borders of the occupied Palestinian territory, with one landing in a field near the town of Ein Kerem in the occupied East Jerusalem district of the West Bank, said a statement on the state-run Israel Radio website.
The Israeli military said it responded with artillery fire to the fire and that the group was not known to have any links to Hamas, the militant group that governs the Gaza Strip.
Israel has long been concerned that Palestinian militants are trying to smuggle advanced weapons and rocket launchers into Gaza through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.
It has been unable to capture the tunnels and the weapons because they are so close to Israeli territory.
Earlier this month, the United States condemned the rocket attacks on Israel and called for an immediate cease-fire in the Gaza strip.