Despite "informal cease-fire," rocket falls in heart of southern Israeli town of Netivot, lightly injuring man, causing 11 to suffer shock; IAF retaliates in the Strip, registering direct hits on two targets.
(JPost) The Israel Air Force struck two targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday, registering direct hits.
The attack came in response to the violation of an informal ceasefire agreement by Palestinian terrorists Tuesday night, who fired a Grad rocket into the town of Netivot. One man, approximately 40 years of age, was lightly injured in the attack and 11 other local residents suffered from shock.
Earlier Tuesday two rockets landed in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council, marking the first such attacks since midday. Previously, Palestinian terrorists fired five mortar shells and two rockets at southern Israel just before noon. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.
On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that “quiet will bring quiet,” but warned Israel would strike anybody trying to attack Israel.