The Knesset's first session since the Hamas massacre of 1,300 Israelis on Simchat Torah morning was evacuated as terrorists in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip launched a barrage of rockets at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and much of central Israel Monday afternoon.

MKs were evacuated to a safe area as the barrage continued. The session was resumed after about ten minutes.

Residents of Jerusalem reported hearing loud explosions as the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

In Beit Shemesh, a fire was started as a result of a rocket strike. Firefighting forces are at the scene.

Magen David forces treated a 40-year-old woman in the Holon area who was moderately wounded by shrapnel from a rocket strike.

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Moshe Malka, who responded to the scene, reported, "The injured woman was lying on the road and had suffered injuries from shrapnel in her limbs. We administered initial medical treatment, which included controlling the bleeding. Subsequently, she was transported by ambulance to the hospital."