SDEROT - The “Red Dawn” alert system was activated once again Tuesday, as a Qassam rocket struck the southern town of Sderot.
No injuries were reported in the incident, but light damage was done to a number of homes and vehicles.
On Monday IDF Southern Command Chief Dan Harel said the daily average of terror attack attempts in Gaza stands at 10, adding that in the past two months security forces have thwarted eight attempts by terrorists to infiltrate settlements in the area.
He said that should terror continue during the scheduled pullout, IDF ground forces would enter Palestinian areas in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, IDF troops nabbed a wanted Islamic Jihad member in the West Bank twon of Hebron early Tuesday.
The soldiers encircled the building where the wanted Palestinian was hiding and spotted him as he was making his escape.
When the fleeing terrorist did not comply with the soldiers’ order to stop, they pursued to open fire at him.
The Palestinian sustained serious injuries in the incident.
Following the recent escalation in terror, Israel has heightened its efforts against Islamic Jihad, which announced it is not committed to the agreed upon lull.