Israel’s missile defence system intercepts a rocket fired from Gaza

According to Israeli Military, the Israel’s missile defence system intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza on Friday, which is supposedly to be around an hour before truce with Hamas was due to expire.

The rocket was the first launched from Gaza since a missile fired shortly into the first day of a truce that has lasted seven days.

Though, there has been no official confirmation of any potential extension of the truce into an eighth day, Hamas said it was open to the possibility and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged that the pause continue.

Besides, it has been reported that heavy aircraft and drone activity have increased in northwestern Gaza on Thursday morning.