(JNS.org) Residents of Israel’s south were forced
into shelters by a “Code Red” siren while Lag B’Omer was celebrated on Sunday, as
a result of a Qassam rocket fired from Gaza on Saturday night.
A Qassam rocket. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The rocket hit
the Sdot Negev area. No injuries or damage was reported.
In response, the
Israel Air Force (IAF) hit several targets in Gaza, including a terrorist
facility and weapons storage site, according to the Israel Defense Forces
Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would not tolerate this “drizzle” of rocket
“I want to make clear that we will not tolerate a ‘drizzle’
policy; a ‘drizzle’ of rockets or missiles will be met by a very aggressive
reaction, and we will take all necessary action to defend our citizens,”
Netanyahu said, according to Israel Hayom.
Israel has experienced
increasing rocket fire in recent weeks after a period of relative calm since
last November’s conflict. On April 17, the southern city of Eilat was hit by twin
rocket attacks from Egypt’s increasingly lawless Sinai Peninsula.