Gaza Rockets Lands in Sderot, IDF Retaliates

GAZA (Reuters/Hamodia) -
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, after Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired seven rockets into southern Israel. (Abed Rahim Katib/Flash90 )
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, after Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired seven rockets into southern Israel. (Abed Rahim Katib/Flash90 )

Seven rockets fired from terrorists in the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel during the seventh day of Pesach on Monday, drawing retaliatory air strikes from the Israeli army, the first cross-border incident in several weeks.

Two of the projectiles from Gaza exploded in the southern city of Sderot, Israeli police said. One of them landed not far from a synagogue full of worshippers.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The IDF said it hit two training camps run by Hamas. Medical sources there said two Hamas members were lightly wounded .

“Israeli civilians observing Pesach woke up this morning to the sound of Code-Red alarms and rockets … Hamas rocket terrorism is an intolerable reality Israelis should not have to accept,” Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner said in a statement.