The Islamic Jihad fired Grad rockets at Beersheba
, and the IAF has reponded:
Strip's terrorists fire two Grad rockets at Beersheba, 11 Qassam rockets at western Negev; none injured. IAF strikes Gaza targets; Palestinians report of 35 casualties
Israel Air Force jet targeted terror cells in Gaza Strip overnight and Monday morning, as the escalation in Israel's south entered its fourth day.
Early Monday morning IAF jets targeted terrorists gearing to fire rockets at Israel. The IDF said the pilots reported hitting their mark.
Two Color Red alerts sounded in Beersheba overnight just moments before Islamic Jihad terrorists fired two grad at the city.
The Iron Dome system engaged and intercepted one of the rockets, while the second one landed on the city's outskirts. No injuries or damage were reported.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed that pursuant to the attack, IAF jets struck several targets in Gaza Strip.
A spokesperson for the Eshkol Regional Council said that seven rockets were fired at the council's communities overnight, landing mostly in open areas. One rocket hit a building, causing some property damage, but no injuries.
Two other rockets were fired at the Lachish area, causing no harm.
The Home Front Command reiterated its directive barring any mass gatherings of over 500 people within a 7km radius of the Gaza border.
The IDF advises the area's residents to remain close to shelters and abide by security forces' orders.
While it's lucky nobody was injured in this particular attack, it will happen if the Hamas and Islamic Jihad are allowed to continue their domination of Gaza. Sooner or later, the army is going to have to launch a ground strike upon those jihadists.
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