Incoming rocket sirens sounded in Gaza border communities on Tuesday morning after a rare 6-hour lull in rocket fire.Around 90 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip overnight, as of 7:00 a.m. Iron Dome units intercepted dozens of rockets in the process, according to the IDF.
One rocket breached interception efforts and landed directly on a house located in the Sha’ar Negev Regional Council. The house was not occupied at the time of the direct hit.
The overnight quiet came despite a threat by Hamas that they would fire on Tel Aviv should the IDF continue to strike residential buildings, including high-rises.Meanwhile on the northern border 6 rockets were fired from Lebanese territory towards Israel by a Palestinian group.
None of the rockets crossed into Israeli territory and the IDF responded with tank and artillery fire.There were no reports of casualties or damage, and the shelling did not appear to signal the opening of a new front in the escalation.This was the second incident of cross-border fire within this past week.
On Thursday, three rockets were launched from Lebanon toward northern Israel but landed in the Mediterranean Sea, causing no damage or casualties.