IDF elements estimated that the surge of confronations with terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip will last for next few weeks. They noted, however, that Hamas has no interest in significant, long-term escalation of the situation.
Southern Command forces instructed Gaza vicinity residents to stay on high alert, fearing that more rockets will be fired towards the region overnight. Terrorist organizations fired several of mortar shells and Qassam rockets towards Israel on Tuesday. At least seven Palestinians were killed when the IDF returned fire. (Yoav Zitun).