A barrage of ten rockets launched from the Gaza Strip targeted Israel on Friday evening, marking the second such attack in two days. The Israeli military said that eight of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
A house in the southern Israeli city of Sderot took a direct hit. Emergency medical responders said that the residents of the house, a couple in their forties and their children, had been staying in their home's safety shelter and were not injured.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bureau stated that the premier is in contact with the Israeli military's chief of staff, and is instructing the army to respond to the rocket fire with the necessary measures.
Earlier Friday, rocket alerts were activated in the southern Israeli city of Sderot and in the local regional council of Sha'ar HaNegev.