The “Red Color” siren was sounded overnight Wednesday at 2:33 a.m. in the city of Sderot and the village of Ibim in southern Israel.
Local residents reported hearing explosions.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed that a rocket was fired from Gaza and was intercepted mid-air by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System.
In response to the rocket fire, IDF fighter jets struck a Hamas weapons manufacturing site in the northern Gaza Strip.
“The IDF holds the Hamas terror organization responsible for events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it. Hamas will bear the consequences for actions against Israeli civilians,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
In response to the rocket fire, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories announced on Thursday morning that the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip will be reduced to ten nautical miles until further notice.
At the beginning of December, three rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel and were intercepted by the Iron Dome.
IDF fighter jets and attack helicopters later struck a number of Hamas terror targets, among them a Hamas military camp and its components which included warehouses, offices and sentry positions.
In addition, a military post belonging to the Hamas naval force in the northern Gaza Strip was also destroyed.