The Iron Dome air defense system intercepted one of two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at Ashkelon on Wednesday evening, the other fell in an open area causing no damage.
Two more rockets fell in open areas near the Eshkol Regional Council, and a barrage of 8 rockets were fired at Ofakim and Sdot Negev. One was shot down, the rest fell in open territory and no injuries were reported.
Earlier in the evening the Israel Air Force retaliated for the firing of 9 mortars at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in the south, hitting a mortar launcher in the southern Gaza Strip.
The Israeli security cabinet met again on Wednesday evening to formulate its response to the kidnapping and murder of the three teens.