The Israel Defense Forces overnight fired artillery shells at open fields north of the Gaza Strip used by Palestinian terrorists to fire the rockets into Israel.
The "Red Dawn" alert system was also activated in Sderot during the night, but the launched rocket apparently landed in an open field. This followed two other attacks that took place the night before, for which the al-Aqsa Brigades, Islamic Jihad's military wing, claimed responsibility.
Attacks despite agreement
The ongoing attacks on Israel continue, despite an agreement signed between the Palestinian Authority and various factions and terror organizations whereby they would refrain from launching Qassam rocket or terror attacks from Gaza against Israel.
The official announcement on the deal was made to representatives of the Quartet, which includes the U.S., the EU, Russia and the U.N.
Senior Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza Khaled al-Batash confirmed that his group agreed to end Qassam rocket attacks from Gaza.
Al-Batash told journalists in the Strip the Islamic Jihad accepts the agreement reached with the Palestinian Authority and noted his group would honor the deal as long as Israel ends its Gaza attacks.
Hamas also confirmed an agreement was reached and said it was committed to the lull in violence.