"No, the guardian [He who watches over, keepeth] of Isra’el never slumbers or sleeps." (Psalm 121:4)
A Kassam rocket was fired from Gaza Thursday evening, the second in as many days. The rocket fell in open ground right near a community in the south, causing no injuries or damage.
In response, the IAF struck several targets in Gaza. According to an IDF statement, the sites including a weapons production site in central Gaza, along with a weapons storehouse in northern Gaza.
'Color red' sirens were heard throughout the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council communities, after the rocket was fired from near Beit Lahia in northern Gaza.
The Iron Dome system was not deployed, despite the IDF's recent moving of missile batteries to various parts of southern Israel.
Yair Farjun, head of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, called for a strong response to the attack.
"We are alert to the security tension created in our region in the last several day," said Farjun, adding "the government must act assertively against the attackers and the IDF knows how to do that. Our communities are strong, but we will not accept being fired upon."
An Iron Dome missile defense battery near the southern Israeli town of Beersheba