Occupied Jerusalem: Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip fired seven rockets into Israel on Monday but caused no casualties, the army said.

It said the projectiles fell in the Negev region of southern Israel, with two of them fired at the desert town of Sderot.

Police said in a statement that a road in a residential neighbourhood of Sderot was slightly damaged.

An army statement said that before the rocket barrage militants fired an anti-tank missile at an army patrol on the border fence but caused no injuries or damage.

An army spokesman said that the military retaliated by firing toward rocket launch sites.

There was no immediate report from Gaza of Palestinian casualties.