Terrorist rocket fire continued overnight Sunday with over 15 rockets exploding in Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip, no one was injured and there was no damage to structures. Hamas’ military wing, Izzedine al-Qassam, took responsibility for the attacks.
Following the rocket fire on Beersheba on Sunday morning, terrorists fired mortars at IDF troops near the Gaza Strip border fence. The IDF responded with airstrikes on terrorist facilities in the Gaza Strip. Army Radio reported that one Hamas operative was killed and another wounded in the airstrikes.
Despite the renewed hostilities, schools in Beersheba were open on Monday and operated as usual.
Beersheba Mayor Ruvik Danilovich closed down the city’s schools on Sunday when two Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded near the city that morning.
Both rockets hit unpopulated areas and caused no injuries or damage. Local residents said they clearly heard the explosions. Two early-warning sirens went off across the city during the course of the morning, urging residents to enter fortified rooms and bomb shelters.
In an interview with Army Radio, Danilovich said, “In recent years, missiles were fired directly into educational facilities while they were empty. We are not protected, and as long as there is not full protection within the education system, I will put human life first.”Â