36 rockets were fired from Gaza towards southern Israel on Friday evening. IDF soldiers manning the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted six rockets aimed at populated areas.
A siren was sounded shortly after 11:00 p.m. in Kibbutz Kissufim, located in the Eshkol Regional Council near the border with Gaza. One of the rockets fired exploded near a road in a town in the region, damaging the road.
There are no reports of physical injuries.
In response, the IDF attacked underground infrastructure and rocket launchers belonging to the Hamas terror group.
A senior Hamas official, Ahmad al-Modalal, said: "We will not sit with our hands folded in the face of the ongoing attacks by Israel in Jerusalem."
A rocket was also fired from Gaza toward southern Israel last Friday evening.
The rocket exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council, without causing physical injuries or damages. The IDF retaliated by attacking terrorist targets in Gaza.
Last Friday’s attack was the second rocket attack on southern Israel in 24 hours. A day earlier, warning sirens were sounded in the western Negev in southern Israel, after a rocket was fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.
The rocket exploded in an open area in near Sderot, with no reports of physical injuries or damage to property.
The IDF retaliated by attacking a Hamas weapons manufacturing site, a weapon smuggling tunnel and a military post in Gaza.
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