Some 20 mortar shells fired by Palestinians in north Gaza landed in the western Negev Monday afternoon. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.
Nine of the mortars landed near the Erez crossing, by the Gaza security fence, damaging a number of cars that were parked in the area.
Earlier, a Qassam rocket landed in a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries were reported in that incident either.
On Monday morning a loud explosion rocked Ashkelon's southern neighborhoods, as a Qassam rocket landed in an open area south of the city.
Ashkelon residents said that they heard a particularly loud explosion. "The explosion was so strong my house trembled. We are used to Qassam rockets, but far from here, in the industrial zone. This is the first time the rocket lands so close. It was terrifying," one of them said.
A boarding school is located not far from where the rocket landed, and instructors were forced to calm the frightened children down.