JERUSALEM (JTA) — Southern Israel was pounded by rockets fired from Gaza.
Seven mortar shells fired from exploded Monday morning in open areas of the western Negev, between Beersheba and Ashkelon.
On Sunday evening, four rockets struck south of Ashkelon.
The attacks came a day after Israel’s Air Force bombed a group of Palestinian terrorists in central Gaza preparing to launch rockets at Israel. Five of the attackers, reportedly members of the terrorist organizations Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance for the Liberation of Palestine, were killed in the Israeli strike.