The attack followed the launch by Gaza terrorists of an Iranian-made 107mm Fajr-1 missile, aimed at a heavily populated area in southern Israel.
One Israeli woman in her 50s was transported to a hospital after she slipped and fell while running to a bomb shelter.
The terror factory was located just dozens of meters away from residential buildings and a hotel.
Multiple rockets were launched from Gaza, just before midnight on Thursday.
One rocket was fired at Israel from Gaza late Tuesday night, but did not trigger a Red Alert incoming rocket siren because it did not clear the border security fence.
Red Alert apps did not receive the notification. No interceptors were launched.
The alert was triggered in the communities of Nirim, Ein Ha'Shosha and Kissufim.
According to the Observatory, this was the 19th Israeli attack on Syrian territory since the beginning of 2022.
“Amid the tension and worry that accompanied the last few days, receiving a call about a birth brought me comfort and joy.”
What the heck is wrong with these people?
64% said Lapid did very well to good in handling the war, and only 17% said very badly to quite bad.
It's a busy tale of what amounted to very few but incredibly intense minutes.
It’s OK, friends, our brave soldiers and pilots do not avoid killing children for fear of bad press.
Israel was unafraid to squeeze the Gazans when it came to halting humanitarian support during the clashes.
Israel has rejected PIJ's demands to release Bassam al-Saadi, the group's commander in Jenin, taken into custody last week.
Gazan's are being pressured to not post photos and videos from the deaths caused by Islamic Jihad.
The Erez Crossing was closed down in advance of Operation Breaking Dawn, thus preventing further human and other damage that could have taken place.
Israel Police sources say current intelligence indicates that riots are not expected to break out in Israel’s mixed cities.
At the time PIJ fired a rocket barrage, Gazan social media reported a "children's massacre" in Jabaliya, saying five children were killed.
What are PIJ terrorists firing at Israel - rockets or missiles? And what are Israel Air Force combat pilots firing at PIJ terrorist targets in Gaza?
IDF: The tragic deaths of Gazan children in Jabaliya could have been the result of a failed rocket launch. The IDF is investigating the event.
On Saturday evening, the prime minister met with top security and defense brass for a situation assessment at the IDF's Kirya headquarters in Tel Aviv.
Three people, including two IDF soldiers, sustained minor injuries from mortar fire in areas along the Gaza border.
The last time Israel froze work permits in response to a rocket attack – last month -- the suspension was lifted just four days later.
One of the rockets aimed at Ashkelon was intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system, indicating it was headed to a populated area. The other three landed in open areas.
“In the past year, the State of Israel has taken action against the head of the terrorist octopus and not just against the arms as was done in previous decades."
Former Shin Bet chief MK Avi Dichter (Likud): "Hamas has undertaken to connect itself to the Temple Mount and is doing so with considerable success."
The second rocket landed in the northeastern Gazan city of Beit Hanoun, near a school, wounding one resident.
IDF on its air strikes: "The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip."
Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi said he expects the prime minister, the minister of defense and the cabinet "not to ignore this rocket attack that miraculously ended without casualties."