Dozens of mortars were fired at Kerem Shalom from the Gaza Strip Sunday night, hours after an IAF airstrike killed a terrorist in Rafah. Authorities urged residents to remain in fortified shelters and lock their doors.
IDF tanks reportedly returned fire at the source of fire, near the southern Gaza Strip airport of Dahaniya, Palestinian sources cited by Channel 10 reported.
Earlier on Sunday, two rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, the IDF announced through Twitter Sunday evening. One hit the Sha’ar Hanegev area. No damage or injuries were reported.
The Israeli Air Force on Sunday afternoon struck a motorcycle in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, killing a terrorist and seriously wounding another.
Palestinian sources identified the dead man as 19-year-old Id Nadi Okal, and the wounded man as 22-year-old Ahmed Said Ismail, both believed to be members of the Popular Resistance Committees.
The IDF said Okal was planning a terrorist attack against an Israeli target on the Israel-Egypt border, in conjunction with jihadist activists from the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula. His companion, Ismail, reportedly took part in the terrorist attack in June on the Israel-Egypt border in which an Israeli citizen was killed.