Israeli fighter pilots bombed and destroyed a five-story building used as Hamas Internal Security Headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
Up-to-the-minute information is posted on the Live Blog about Code Red alerts and incoming rocket attacks.
The soldiers were ordered to remain on base due to the situation in southern Israel.
Danon wrote that Hamas was solely responsible for the launching of more than 180 rockets that has caused injuries to civilians.
The Red Alert was heard in Be'er Sheva for the first time in years.
Even as we publish this article, the numbers are already out of date...
The IDF has begun to deploy additional Iron Dome aerial defense batteries around major Israeli cities in the south.
Israeli children and adults were injured, and dozens more were treated for shock in the attacks.
He went on to say that if the current escalation "isn't contained immediately, [the] situation can rapidly deteriorate with devastating consequences [for] all."
The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted at least 11 rockets that were headed for densely populated areas in the south.
Israelis living in southern Israel were told to stay within the 'rocket racing' distance of a safe space as well.
Gaza terrorists launched dozens of missiles at southern Israel, beginning at around 7:30 pm.
Israelis went scrambling for cover in the Jewish communities of Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha'Asara, Ohr HaNer, and Erez, among others.
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets.
The sirens were triggered late Wednesday night in the Sha'ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev Regional Council districts.
The Code Red siren activated in the Ashkelon Coastal district.
The IDF ordered the closure of Zikkim Beach on Friday due to the security threat.
The attack came shortly after a clash between terrorists and IDF soldiers at the southern border with Gaza.
The warning siren, which was triggered at around 5:39 pm, was activated in Jewish communities ranging from Sderot all along the Ashkelon coastal region.
July 14, 2018
Two mortars landed in Israel.
IDF jets hit several targets in the Gaza Strip including two terror tunnels and Hamas military infrastructure.
The Code Red incoming rocket alert siren was triggered dozens of times in southern Israel more than an hour after midnight on Friday night.
Israeli fighter pilots also carried out three air strikes in response to the ongoing arson kite and balloon bomb attacks emanating from Gaza.
Rocket fire aimed at southern Israel by Gaza terrorists is being logged along with Code Red incoming rocket alert sirens.