Two long-range rockets fired from the Sinai Desert struck the Israeli resort city of Eilat.
Israel closed the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza to the passage of goods after three rockets were fired at southern Israel from the coastal strip.
A rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, the third day in a row that rockets have been fired at Israel from the coastal strip.
Israel pressed Hamas on Wednesday to rein in rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip after the most serious outbreak of cross-border hostilities since a ceasefire ended an eight-day war in November.
A small Islamist group claimed responsibility for firing rockets on Thursday at an Israeli border town from the Gaza Strip during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the region.
Jerusalemites have an age-old custom of ushering in the holy Sabbath earlier — a full 36 minutes before sunset — than anywhere else in the world.
Israel installed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery outside of Eilat days after a long-range rocket attack on the city.
Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire.