Over 20 Kassams pound w. Negev

One in shock as rocket hits Sderot warehouse; IAF bombs Kassam launcher in the Gaza Strip.

Kassam launchers 224.88 (photo credit: IDF [file])
Kassam launchers 224.88
(photo credit: IDF [file])
Approximately 25 Kassam rockets hit the western Negev on Thursday, shattering a period of relative calm during which the IDF refrained from conducting operations in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian gunmen largely kept from launching attacks against Israel. Three of the rockets landed in Sderot, one hitting a warehouse and sending a woman into shock. The other rockets landed in open areas nearby. After the start of the rocket barrage, the IAF launched pinpoint air strikes against Kassam rocket launchers in northern Gaza. It was not immediately known if anybody was wounded in the attacks. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the latest round of attacks, saying that it was in retaliation for IDF operations in the West Bank Wednesday which killed the senior-most Islamic Jihad commander in Bethlehem, as well as four other Jihad operatives. Meanwhile, following the operations, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades also declared that it would no longer abide by an unofficial truce with Israel.