Jerusalem (Reuters): Rocket sirens sounded in Israeli settlements in the Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the military said, and two Reuters witnesses heard an explosion a few minutes later.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said that it was unclear whether a rocket or rockets had landed or were intercepted and from where they were fired. There were no reports of casualties or damage and army forces were searching the area.
It appeared to be a relatively rare incident. Palestinian militants in Gaza have often fired short-range rockets over the border with Israel and, in the 2014 Gaza war, had fired longer-range rockets that landed deep inside Israel and in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group in the Egyptian Sinai peninsula have also fired rockets into Israel on occasion.