Israel strikes back terror targets in Gaza after rocket hits near Beer Sheva
The Israeli Air Force strikes back targets in northern Gaza, hours after a rocket fired from Gaza hit just outside the southern city of Beer Sheva.
According to Arab reports, the IDF struck a Hamas facility west of Gaza City with 7 missiles, totally destroying it. Injuries reported among the terrorists.
The reported airstrikes came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened the high-level security cabinet to discuss the escalation in the south and decide on a course of action.
Earlier, for the first time since 2014, incoming rocket sirens were activated in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva and surrounding towns.
At least one rocket reportedly impacted a solar panel farm near Beer Sheva. No injuries reported. Another rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome.
Thousands of Israeli civilians living in Southern Israel have been running for shelter as more than 200 rockets were launched at them from Gaza.
Code Red sirens continue going off throughout the day.
A 30-year-old woman worker from Thailand was critically wounded as a result of a rocket exploding near her in the Eshkol area.
During the night, Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon treated 23 casualties from the Gaza vicinity, who were wounded in the rocket fire. Seven people are still in the hospital, most of them with light wounds.