Four rockets fell in open areas in southern Israel after a Code Red alert sounded on Friday at around 10:30 PM in the Sha'ar HaNegev and Sderot area in southern Israel. No one was hurt. It was the heaviest rocket barrage fired at Israel in months. The IDF said the rockets were fired from the northern Gaza Strip.
The siren sounded less than hour after two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded when shots were fired from a passing car near a checkpoint in the Beit Horon area. The car was apparently going in the direction of Beitunia, and police began searching that area.