JERUSALEM, (AP) – Israeli security officials say students from a far-right Jewish theological seminary on a West Bank settlement built a crude rocket and fired it at a nearby Palestinian village, although it failed to reach its target.
The officials say troops in the area heard a loud explosion and initially thought Palestinians were attacking the settlement of Yitzhar, where the seminary is situated. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the incident is still being investigated by agents of the Shin Bet security agency.
Police spokesman Danny Poleg said Friday that detectives searched the settlement and questioned residents but made no arrests.
Until a truce with Islamic militants took effect Thursday, they regularly fired rockets into Israel from Gaza.