JERUSALEM, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Israeli local authority said on Tuesday that a projectile hit a building in southern Israel in an "apparent misfire of mortar from Egypt."
The Eshkol Regional Council said in a statement on Tuesday that the incident occurred on Monday, as the mortar hit a public building in the community of Bnei Netzarim. The mortar caused damage but no injuries, according to the council.
The projectile was apparently mistakenly fired by an Egyptian tank, a spokesperson with the council said.
The Israeli military has launched an investigation into the incident.
Israel and Egypt share a peaceful border along the Sinai desert.
On Monday, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel, causing no injuries or damage.
No group assumed responsibility for the fire.
Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza announced on Nov. 14 that a cease-fire was achieved after days of cross-border fire.