Three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Sunday afternoon exploded south of Ashkelon in an open field. No injuries or damage were reported.
Earlier on Sunday, two Grad rockets were fired from Gaza at Beersheba, hours after Israeli planes killed a Hamas terrorist in Gaza.
There were no reports of injuries or damage from the missiles, which landed in open areas near Beersheba, a city of some 200,000. Classes in the city were canceled on Sunday because of the fear of continued rocket fire.
The Salah A-Din Brigades, the military branch of the Popular Resistance Committee, claimed credit for at least one of the Grad rockets on Sunday morning.
In a statement, they said the attack was in reaction to innocent civilians injured during “Zionist aggression” in the Gaza Strip. “We will continue the path of Jihad, the best way to free all of our stolen lands,” the statement read.