The Color Red alert system was sounded in the city and in the Gaza vicinity communities. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Late Friday night saw a mortar shell fired from Gaza land in an open area within the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of injury or damage.
At least seven mortar shells were fired towards the western Negev on Thursday morning. Most of them landed between the Kerem Shalom crossing and a community in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of injuries or damage. Three additional shells landed in Gaza. The Popular Resistance Committees' military wing, the Salah al-Din Brigades, claimed responsibility for the firing.
Later Thursday, the Israel Air Force dropped thousands of flyers along the Gaza border, which according the Palestinians carried a warning not to come within 300 yards of the border fence. This was the first time the Air Force dropped such flyers since May 2009.
A Qassam fired from northern Gaza exploded in agricultural lands near Ashkelon on Thursday evening. There were no reports of injury or damage.
In response, IAF jets struck several targets in central and southern Gaza Strip Thursday night. According to reports, three Palestinians were killed in a strike on smuggling tunnels near Rafah.
The Reuters news agency reported that one of the Gazans killed in the strike was a 14-year-old boy.