The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that the country’s southern districts were shelled from the Gaza Strip 12 minutes before the ceasefire agreed separately by Israel and Palestine’s radical groups controlling the enclave entered into force on Friday at 2 a.m.
"More rockets are being fired at southern Israel from Gaza. An important reminder: 4,340+ rockets have been fired at Israel since last Monday by terrorists in Gaza," the IDF said via its Twitter page at 01:48 a.m, TASS reports.
Moreover, Israeli media outlets reported that sirens were sounded in southern Israel, while one person was injured after a rocket launched from Gaza fell on a residential building in the Eshkol Regional Council neighboring the Palestinian enclave.
The exchange of rocket fire between Israel and the Gaza Strip began on May 10 and was triggered by riots at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police erupted after an Israeli court had ruled to evict several Palestinian families from the city’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and hand the property over to Jewish settlers. According to latest data, 232 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and at least 12 Israelis have been killed.