Over 45 raketter ble avfyrt mot Israel fra Negev-ørkenen mandag.

Over 45 Kassam rockets, Grad missiles and mortar shells were fired by Gazan terrorists into the area surrounding the Strip. With the exception of the Hof Ashkelon hit, the rockets landed in open areas and there were no other injuries or damage reported.

Three Grad missiles were fired at the town of Netivot at about 8:30 PM Tuesday. All three landed in open areas near the town.

Several rockets were fired into the Eshkol, Hof Ashkelon, Sdot Negev and Shaar Hanegev regions in the morning and afternoon into the night.

Israeli planes struck the central Gaza Strip following the second volley of rockets, killing two terrorists who were part of a rocket-launching squad, the Israel Defense Forces said on its website. Military sources promised to respond to the ongoing rocket fire, Channel 2 news reported.

The rocket strikes were the latest salvo in a period which has seen multiple cross-border incidents involving Gazan terrorists and the IDF.

Responsibility for the morning rocket fire was claimed by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, which said it was aiming at an IDF base at Zikim, close to Ashkelon. It said the attacks were in response to the death of one of its members, who was killed in an Israeli strike on Monday — itself a response to previous rocket fire from Gaza.

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