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Rocket Fired From Gaza on Israel's Independence Day

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An Israeli border police officer looks through binoculars during a memorial ceremony for former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon near the town of Sderot, January 29, 2015. Militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israel as it celebrated its independence day on Thursday, the first such attack in months, causing no injuries or damage, Israeli authorities said. Amir Cohen/Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israel as it celebrated its independence day on Thursday, the first such attack in months, causing no injuries or damage, Israeli authorities said.

Air raid sirens sounded in the late evening in the southern border town ofSderot and surrounding communities after at least one rocket was fired, the military said.

Police said the rocket "apparently fell in an open area."

The Israel-Gaza border has been largely quiet since a 50-day conflict in July and August.

Israel marked its 67th independence day on Thursday.