The “Red Alert” siren was heard on Wednesday night at around 11:00 p.m. (local time) in some communities in southern Israel.
Sirens were heard, among other places, in the Ashkelon and Netivot areas.
Two rockets from Gaza exploded in the Sdot Negev region. There were no physical injuries or damages.
Just last week, terrorists from Gaza fired a Grad rocket towards southern Israel. The rocket exploded near the community of Gan Yavneh, near Ashdod. There were no injuries.
The IDF retaliated for the attack by launching airstrikes on terrorist infrastructures in Gaza.
Responding to Wednesday evening’s attack, MK Nissan Slomiansky (Jewish Home) called on the Israeli government to respond.
“Hamas is responsible for firing rockets into Israel, no other excuse will not be accepted. I expect the Israeli government to respond with force to the fire so that we are not dragged into Operation Protective Edge 2 this summer,” he said.
Tamir Idan, head of the Sdot Negev Regional Council, also called on the government to respond to the attack.
“We are into the summer and again we find ourselves faced with alarms and rockets falling in our territory. We demand that the army and the state respond harshly to any firing, to protect the safety of the Gaza Belt residents and the entire south and allow our children to enjoy a fun summer vacation,” he said.