The Gaza-based terror organization Hamas on Monday reportedly test-fired at least one long-range missile, launching the weapon into the the Mediterranean Sea, according to a Channel 2 report.
Residents situated in Israel’s southern communities reported hearing an explosion following the event, the report added.
No injuries or damage were reported in the incident.
Hamas frequently launches rockets into Mediterranean waters, honing its technological capabilities for a possible future confrontation with Israel.
Palestinian terrorists continually shoot rockets into Israeli territory, as well, with a number landing in residential areas located primarily in the South.
Earlier this month, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at Sderot setting off air raid sirens and narrowly missing homes. The rocket exploded in a road in the southern town, failing to cause physical injuries, but sending one local resident into shock.
Following the attack, an ISIS-linked Salafi jihadists in Gaza claimed responsibility. An online statement said the attack was part of the set “jihad against Jews,” and a response to the arrest by Hamas of five Salafi operatives in recent days.
The Israel Air Force struck a number of Hamas terror targets in response, launching air strikes in northern and southern Gaza. An additional Hamas target was hit by IDF tank fire in northern Gaza.