After a relatively quiet weekend, the residents of Sderot awoke Sunday morning to the sound of the Red Dawn alert system, followed by a loud explosion caused by yet another Qassam rocket that was fired at the town.
The rocket hit a school in town and damaged an electric pole, consequently disrupting power supply to several houses in the area.
A few windows were smashed in the school buildings, but fortunately no injuries were reported, as the place was vacant at the time of the attack.
Sunday morning's strike signals an end to the short period of calm the southern residents have been enjoying in recent days, obtained – according to the defense minister – by direct threats to the Hamas' heads.
The Islamic Jihad, however, does not consider itself obligated to any ceasefire, and the organization continues launching rockets at Israel.
A group of Sderot residents have been holding a hunger strike outside Defense Minister Amir Peretz's house in the last week. The strikers were visited by head of the Israel Our Home party Avigdor Liebemrna on Friday, who arrived to show his support and told demonstrators that the houses of Hamas leaders should be flattened in response to the ongoing attacks.