Barrage of rockets from Gaza hits southern Israeli cities

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 Wednesday evening attack.

Most of the rockets were fired at Sderot and Netivot.

The Code Red siren was sounded in several southern Israeli communities. Residents have been instructed by the Israel Defense Forces to remain in bomb shelters.

A rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel overnight on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, 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.

Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel despite truce

Four rockets were fired from Gaza at a Jewish community in the Negev.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the four rockets fired at Netivot Tuesday evening. The others landed in open areas and did not cause any damage, according to reports.

On Tuesday morning a rocket fired from Gaza that landed in a kibbutz in southern Israel struck an empty hen house.

The rockets were fired despite an Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Gazan terrorist groups that went into effect on Sunday evening.

More than 150 rockets fired from Gaza have struck southern Israel since the cross-border attacks began last week.