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A rocket fired from Gaza hit a home in the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva on Friday evening.

A woman in her 80s suffered mild injuries and was taken to the Soroka Hospital for treatment. Extensive damage was caused to the building.

A salvo of rockets hit southern Israel earlier on Friday evening, with at least five rockets fired towards Ashdod.

Two rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome. Three other rockets exploded in open areas.

Meanwhile, two rockets exploded in open regions in the Sdot Negev region of southern Israel shortly after 8:20 p.m.

Gaza terrorists have continued to increase the rate of fire towards Israeli civilian population centers, with sirens being sounded as far north as Haifa on Thursday night, making it the first time since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

Nevertheless, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared on Friday that Operation Protective Edge will continue until the rocket fire stops.

"The pace of attacks in this operation is double that of Operation Pillar of Defense and the military strikes will continue until we can be certain that the quiet has returned to Israeli citizens," declared Netanyahu, who made clear that "no terrorist target in the Gaza Strip is immune but it must be pointed out that Hamas's leaders, commanders and activists are hiding behind the residents of Gaza and they are responsible for any injury to them."

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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