Three Kassam rockets were fired into Israeli territory and exploded in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council Monday evening.
The rockets fell in an open area and did not cause any injuries or damage. RELATED:IAF hits 2 targets in Gaza; Hamas calls for quietPeretz: IDF needs to step up its attacks on Hamas
In related news, the 65-year-old Palestinian farmer who was reportedly killed by IDF fire in northern Gaza on Monday was shot by soldiers from an observation tower from near Beit Hanoun, reported Palestinian news sources.
According to reports, the farmer, Sha'aban Karmut, was critically wounded and taken to a hospital in Beit Lahiya where he later died of his wounds.
Overnight Sunday, the IAF bombed two centers of terror activity in the Gaza Strip, the IDF spokesperson said.
"In response to the intense rocket fire in the past 72 hours, overnight
the Israel Air Force targeted two terror sites in the northern and
southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed," the IDF statement
"The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for
maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity
emanating from it. The IDF will also continue to respond harshly to any
attempt to use terror against the State of Israel," the statement
The strikes come after Hamas said on Sunday that it was in contact with
other groups in the Gaza Strip to reduce the recent attacks in the area
so as to avoid another war with Israel.Yaakov Lappin and Khaled Abu Toameh contributed to this report.