More than 70 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza have hit southern Israel in the last 24 hours, striking several homes and injuring three.
A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, ending a two-day lull in rocket fire.
An Israeli air strike killed the leader of an armed Palestinian faction, a top lieutenant and three other members in the southern Gaza Strip Thursday, the group said, hours after Israel blamed gunmen from the territory for cross-border attacks.
Qassams Hit Two Sderot Factories
Palestinians launched rockets from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel Tuesday. One went through the roof of a factory in Sderot's industrial zone. The other hit a container of diesel but did not explode.
Members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, as well as the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they were in response to the killing of a senior PRC leader by Israeli forces Monday.