JERUSALEM — At least 20 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at communities in southern Israel.
One rocket is reported to have landed in a residential neighborhood in the March 12 attack.
Most of the rockets were fired at Sderot and Netivot in the latest escalation.
After a Code Red siren was sounded in several southern Israeli communities warning citizens of the incoming rockets, residents ran for cover before being instructed by the Israel Defense Forces to remain in bomb shelters until further notice.
On March 11, a retaliatory strike on a terror cell in Gaza, that had fired mortars at Israeli troops performing routine work in the border area, killed three members of the Islamic Jihad terror organization.