Air raid sirens sound in Israel after rocket fired from Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) – Air raid sirens have sounded in southern Israel after a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military said Monday that one rocket launch that was intercepted by aerial defense. That comes at a tense time, after Palestinian health officials said four Palestinians were killed in a shootout with Israeli troops in the West Bank.

The Israeli Border Police said troops involved in the arrest of a suspect “came under heavy fire from close range” by gunmen and the Israeli soldiers returned fire. No officers were injured, it said. The Palestinian news agency, WAFA, said four men were killed by Israeli fire and a fifth was seriously wounded.