A mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli communities in the Negev hit a house Monday evening. The house was located on a kibbutz located near the north Gaza security fence. No one was wounded in the attack, and no damage was reported. The incident occurred just hours after another Kassam rocket was fired at Israel, exploding in an open area in the Negev region close to the southern Gaza security fence. No one was wounded and no damage reported. Security officials said that the rocket appeared to have been fired from the Khan Younis area. The last Kassam rocket fired at Israel was on November 11, and the last mortar shell attack was three days after that.