Israeli shelled a post of Islamist in Gaza after failed rocket attempt: army

FILE -- In this Sept. 8, 2016 file photo, heavy machinery works on a massive underground barrier, that is expected to stretch along the entire 60-kilometer (40-mile) border when it is complete, on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza. Israel is pressing ahead with the barrier in an ambitious project meant to halt the threat of attack tunnels built by the Hamas militant group. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

Vastavam web:  An Israeli tank has shelled a post of the Islamist Hamas movement in Gaza after Palestinians attempted to fire a rocket into Israel, its army said.The rocket, initially believed to have hit southern Israel late Sunday, fell inside the Gaza Strip but had been intended for the Jewish state, it said in a statement.A fragile ceasefire has been observed along the largely closed border since the most recent conflict in 2014.

Missiles and rockets are periodically fired into Israel, generally by hardline Salafist Islamist groups opposed to Hamas.On Saturday, Hamas police arrested a suspected jihadist leader in Gaza, Nour Issa, 27.