Tensions on Israel's southern border heated up again today, with red alert sirens sounding across the region and the Israeli military responding to terrorists. The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports that after the IDF struck terrorists launching arson attacks from Gaza, a terrorist rocket was also launched into Israeli territory:
A projectile was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel on Thursday afternoon, causing neither damage nor injury, shortly after a clash at the volatile border.
In response, an IDF tank shelled a nearby Hamas observation post, east of the city of Rafah, the army said.
The projectile attack set off sirens throughout the Eshkol region, east of Gaza, sending thousands of residents scrambling to bomb shelters, as they have repeatedly in recent weeks...
Approximately an hour and a half earlier, the Israel Defense Forces carried out an airstrike on a group of Palestinians launching incendiary balloons into Israel from the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, reportedly killing one person and wounding two others.