Missile from Gaza fired at southern Israel

Israeli children run to a bomb shelter during a Color Red alarm warning of incoming rockets from the Gaza Strip, January 8, 2009

A missile alert went off in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning after a rocket was fired out of the Gaza Strip at southern Israel.

There were no reports of injuries or damage and security forces began searching for the impact site, apparently in an open area, Israel Radio reported.

The missile fire was a break in what has been a rare period of calm between Israel and Gaza over the last weeks, with little to no rocket fire.