Two rockets were fired last night from Gaza at Ashkelon Sunday night. The rockets were intercepted, but the shrapnel caused damage to property.
In the past 14 days, 11 rockets were fired at Israel, out of which six hit Israeli territories. Since the beginning of 2014, over 200 rockets have been launched from Gaza at Israeli communities, twice the number that was shot during 2013.
An IDF spokesman announced that the IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the citizens of Israel and will operate decisively against any acts of terrorism.
In a separate incident, Arabs opened fire on checkpoint on a main route near the tunnel road leading to Gush Etzion. No one was injured in the attack.
Initial reports indicate that the shots were fired in a drive-by from a white Subaru. Police have reportedly identified the car and are in pursuit.
Five bullet casings from a pistol have been found near the IDF post at the checkpoint, near the turnoff to the village of Wallaja.
Police and IDF forces declared a high alert for the area. The main highway, Road 60, and communities in the area were temporarily closed.
Searches are continuing in the area between the village of Wallaja and Road 60.