Gaza militants fire rocket towards Israel

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JERUSALEM, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- A rocket was fired on Sunday evening from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, Israel's army said.

"One rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome Air Defense System," an Israeli military spokesperson said in a statement.

The rocket triggered sirens in the southern city of Sderot and the area near the coastal Palestinian enclave.

No group immediately assumed responsibility for the attack.

Militants in Gaza also fired rockets at southern Israel on Friday and Saturday nights, while Israel carried out nightly airstrikes against Hamas sites, saying the strikes were a response.

The rockets came after Israeli security forces captured over the weekend four out of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped from a jail in northern Israel.

Also on Sunday, the UN Middle East envoy said in a statement that the organization will start to distribute financial aid to thousands of poor families in Gaza under a Qatari-financed plan.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Sunday that under a revised plan, most of the aid will be distributed in vouchers, not in cash. According to Bennett, the new plan will ensure the aid reaches those in need, bypassing Hamas. Enditem

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