Explosions from Gaza rattled the windows as far away as Ashdod. Listen to the embedded video.
A barrage of alarms blared through the middle of the night, waking families up out of a sound sleep in southern Israel.
"We say in clear language that we are strong, and determined, and we support the security forces."
Had it not been for the bomb shelter built into their home, they might not have survived to tell the tale.
The Red Alert triggered in the Ashkelon Coastal district.
"The terrorists in Gaza confirm unequivocally what we repeat: they destroy the future of the Gazans with their own hands."
Herzl and Merav Hajaj, the parents of a young soldier killed by terrorists responded to the Court ruling, saying: "Unfortunately, the terrorists will continue to celebrate the future funerals with dancing and giving away candy."
"The decision is problematic," Netanyahu said. "You can't give Hamas free gifts."
Israel has six months in which to pass a bill that authorizes the defense establishment to hold the bodies.
No landing sites were identified by security personnel. False alarm, folks.
Liberman’s comments came at the end of a tense week on the Gazan front that saw 16 rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel,
IDF is preparing for "celebrations" marking the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hamas,
Wednesday was the sixth day in a row in which Gaza terrorists fired rockets at southern Israel.
Rather ironic that they're now hitting their own schools too.
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets, which indicates they were headed for heavily populated areas.
The IDF is urging Israeli youths not to hitchhike anywhere in the country because there is a high risk of abduction by terrorists.
The IDF has begun a new campaign to discourage Israeli youths from hitchhiking anywhere in Israel, but especially in Judea and Samaria.
The IDF arrested 32 people in connection to the recent wave of violence, riots and terror attacks.
Arab sources believe the recent rocket attacks have been part of the Islamic Jihad's policy of undermining the reconciliation efforts of Hamas and Fatah.
10:47 PM Rocket Alert: Ashkelon Beach.
According to the IDF announcement, the operation, which was carried out by the IDF Southern Command, was a necessary defensive action to prevent harm to civilians and soldiers.
"Irresponsible terrorists are leading you to an escalation right before winter, when the hardships in Gaza increase."
Police are searching Sderot for any additional rockets that hit the town.
"We are asking residents as a precaution to remain near shelters or protected spaces."
An explosion was heard in Sderot but the rockets launched from Gaza didn't make it past the border into Israel.