A Qassam rocket fired from Gaza slammed into an open area in Shaar Hanegev Regional Council on Friday. No injuries or damage have been reported.
There has been a recent escalation in the southern zone following a few months of relative quiet. The sprinkling of rockets has continued in recent days. The IDF usually responds by attacking weapons smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip.
The Color Red alert system sounded again after the rocket hit, but this apparently was a false alarm.
On Tuesday, two rockets were fired into Israel. They detonated in open areas in Eshkol Regional Council and on Ashkelon beach. IAF aircraft attacked a rocket being prepared for launch in the northern Gaza Strip after three Qassam rockets were launched by Palestinians into the western Negev during Yom Kippur. One of the rockets landed in Gaza, and the two others landed in Sdot Negev. No injuries or damage were reported in the incident.