Four Qassam rockets, fired from northern Gaza, landed in Sderot Friday – three in open areas and one near a private residence in the city. The Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for the shooting.
The Color Red alert was sounded in the city shortly after the commencement of the Shabbat. One woman, nine-months pregnant, suffered shock and was treated by Magen David Adom emergency services on site. The house's windows were shattered.
Earlier Friday, eight mortar shells were fired at Netiv Ha'asara in the western Negev. The rockets landed in open areas, causing no damage. Friday morning also saw two Qassam rockets land near Sderot. No injuries or damage were reported.
Meanwhile, IDF forces continued their operations in the Gaza Strip in an attempt to destroy terror infrastructure.
IDF troops killed two Palestinian gunmen during the operation. According to Palestinian reports the two were identified as Hamas members. The IDF spokesperson Unit confirmed that troops operating near the security fence shot at the gunmen and identified a hit.
Seven Palestinians, including four civilians, were killed during IDF airstrikes in Gaza City Thursday. Israel stepped up its offensive operations in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian rockets rained on southern Israel throughout the day. Among the projectiles fired from Gaza was a mid-range Grad rocket fired at Ashkelon.
Ali Waked contributed to this report