Palestinian terrorists in north Gaza fired 10 mortars towards Israel's western Negev region on Friday. Four of the shells were fired before noon. Some of them landed in Palestinian territory.
At around 4 pm six additional mortars launched from the Hamas-ruled territory landed in an open area within the limits of the Eshkol Regional Council, near the security fence separating Israel and Gaza. There were no reports of injury or damage in either attack.
On Wednesday two gunmen belonging to Hamas' armed wing – the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades – were killed during an Israeli aerial strike in Gaza. The attack was launched in response to rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli territory earlier in the day.
On Tuesday Israeli commandoes seized a vessel carrying weapons that had originated in Iran. The weapons, including anti-ship missiles and thousands of mortars, were supposed to reach terror groups in Gaza.
A few hours later Egypt announced that it had succeeded in intercepting a Gaza-bound arms shipment from Sudan.
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