Hundreds of people were sent racing for cover in southern Israel when the Red Alert siren activated.
Seven residents in the enclave were wounded when two of the three rockets that were launched exploded instead outside a private home in the southern Gaza city of Rafah.
A Red Alert incoming rocket siren was activated solely in limited areas and in open spaces due to the launch, as required.
Hamas has been working to accelerate the rockets’ flight speed, the fire rate and extend their range with the intent of overcoming Israel’s Iron Dome Defense system.
Security personnel said they were checking to see the accuracy of the alert.
Earlier in the day, three rockets landed in different parts of southern Israel.
The Red Alert siren sounded in he Ashkelon Coast Regional Council's southern industrial zone at around 7:00 pm.
Gaza's children are happily skipping off to school, and Israeli children are racing off to bomb shelters.
Residents in Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha'Asara had fewer than 15 seconds within which to reach a bomb shelter or other safe space.
The rocket fire targeted the port city of Ashdod during the time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was there speaking at a Likud event.
The prime minister – a veteran of the elite IDF Sayeret Matkal commando brigade – had no intention of leaving the scene and instead kept telling others to "evacuate quietly, calm down."
Hamas has reportedly cleared all of its headquarters for fear of an Israeli response to the attack, according to Arab media.
“Municipal teams are in the field and working to implement city directives in these next few minutes.”
Security personnel are investigating.
The launches triggered the Red Alert incoming rocket warning sirens in open fields in the Eshkol Regional Council district where the impact was expected.
Two women in Sderot were treated for trauma-related shock following the attack.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu subsequently called a meeting of the Political-Security Cabinet to discuss the escalation on the northern and southern borders.
Hundreds of families were sent racing for cover as rockets exploded over a concert being held in the city of Sderot.
The Gazans launched 2 rockets at Israel overnight.
“Our resilience is not a blank check and I will not agree to allowing this to become our reality.”
The Israel Defense Forces attacked two Hamas terrorist “underground infrastructures” in Gaza in response to the rocketfire aimed at Sderot late Friday evening.
Rivka Jamil, 89 from Ashkelon, ran for cover when the city was attacked by rockets. She fell during her run and sustained severe injuries. She succumbed to her wounds two months later.
“The precious residents of Sderot and the Gaza envelope are entitled to raise their children in a quiet and routine manner."
The attack follows another round of rocket fire aimed at the region from Gaza by less than 24 hours earlier.
Local sources in Gaza said Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists were evacuating “all resistance sites and security sites.”
Security personnel are searching the area to determine whether or not -- and if so, where -- there was an actual rocket or mortar attack.
Islamic Jihad leader Ziad Nahle said in an interview last week that he foresees an all-encompassing war with Israel that would include rocket fire on all Israeli cities.
Israel is complying and the situation in Gaza is returning this morning to the routine of the days before the sudden attack a week ago Saturday.
"The Labour Party is united in condemning the ongoing human rights abuses by Israeli forces."
Abu Hamza said military production units began working following the cease-fire to replace their rocket arsenal.