Terrorists from Gaza fired seven rockets at Israel Tuesday night. The rockets came in three rounds – with one round landing in one town in the Eshkol Regional Council, a second round landing in another town, and the third round landing in an open area.
No one was injured and no damaged was reported in any of the attacks. The Red Alert warning system did not sound, residents of the area reported. Residents were instructed to take shelter in protected areas or bomb shelters after the attacks, and to sleep in the protected areas Tuesday night if at all possible.
Tuesday night's attacks were a continuation of what appeared to be an escalating deterioration of the security situation in southern Israel. An IDF officer was injured Tuesday morning when an explosive device blew up during an IDF exercise in the Gaza border area. The officer, was flown by helicopter to Soroka Hospital in Be'ersheva, where he was declared by doctors to be in serious condition, with his life in danger. The officer's condition was little-changed Tuesday night.
The IDF said that it would continue to protect the citizens of Israel and ensure their safety in light of the ongoing terror rocket attacks by Gaza Arab terrorists. In a statement, the army said that it would redouble its efforts to protect the border areas, which have become the main target for Gaza Arab terrorists, who constantly fire rockets and place bombs along border areas.