国际英语新闻:GazarockettakesNetanyahuoffstageinpoliticalrallyinsouthernIsrael

JERUSALEM,Dec.25(Xinhua)--ArocketwasfiredfromtheGazaStriptowardasouthernIsraelicityonWednesdaynightwhileIsraeliPrimeMinisterBenjaminNetanyahuwasspeakinginapoliticalrally,forcinghimoffthestage.

AmilitaryspokespersonsaidinastatementthattherockettriggeredwarningsirensinthecityofAshkelonandtheareabeforeIsrael'sIronDomeanti-rocketsysteminterceptedit.

Therewerenoimmediatereportsofinjuriesordamage.

TherocketwasfiredasNetanyahuwasspeakinginaneventadaybeforehisLikudparty'sleadershipprimary.Videofootageemergedonsocialnetworks,showingsecuritypersonnelescortingNetanyahuandhiswifeoffthestage.

Localmediareportedthatthetwowererushedtoaprotectedarea.

InSeptember,NetanyahuwastakenoffthestageataconferenceinthesoutherncityofAshdodwhilearocketfromGazatriggeredsirensinthecity.

IsraelimediawidelyreferredtotheincidentasoneofthetriggerstotheIsraeli"BlackBelt"militaryoperationinNovember,duringwhichaseniorIslamicJihadcommander,BahaAbual-Atta,waskilledinGaza.Hiskillingsparkedtwo-dayfightsthatclaimedthelivesofatleast34PalestiniansinGaza.

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