The rocket is believed to have been fired toward southern Israel, accidentally landing within Palestinian territory. Sources in Gaza claimed that a shell fired from an IDF tank caused the injuries.
This is not the first incident in which Gazan civilians are hurt by rockets fired by Palestinian gunmen.
About two weeks ago, a Palestinian farmer was killed and another person was injured after being hit by a Qassam rocket not far from the border fence. At first, the Palestinians claimed that the two were hurt by IDF artillery fire, but residents in the area told The Associated Press that the farmer was killed by a rocket fired by Palestinian gunmen, which landed within the Strip.
And in Israel, a four-year-old boy was lightly injured by shrapnel Monday after a Qassam rocket landed in Kibbutz Gevim in the western Negev.
Ilan Arad, the boy's father, told Ynet, "We had just returned from the north and the boy was sitting at the back seat of the car. As we arrived at the community we heard the Color Red (alert system), and the Qassam landed in our backyard.
"The shrapnel infiltrated the car near the fuel tank and hit the boy's shoulder. He was evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment."