Militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into Israel on Wednesday for the first time since rival Palestinian factions formed a national unity government, the Israeli military said.

Israel has warned it would hold the Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responsible for any attacks out of Gaza since he formed a new government last week with the backing of the Islamic militant group Hamas, which seized control of Gaza in 2007.

There are no Hamas members in the government, but the armed group backs the new Cabinet. Israel and the West consider Hamas, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction and has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings on buses and in cafes along with other deadly attacks, a terrorist group. […]