Seven Qassam rockets exploded last night in open areas near the Gaza Strip, causing no damages or injury.

The army instructed area residents to stay close to protected spaces.

The first rocket fell Wednesday at around 6:30 P.M. in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council area, and was followed at 9 P.M. by a barrage toward communities near the Gaza border, and the Sha'ar Hanegev and Hof Ashkelon regional councils.

After the rockets fell, "the Israel Defense Forces ordered residents to remain at a distance of no more than 15 seconds from protected spaces, although not all the residents of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council have protected spaces near their homes," Alon Schuster, chairman of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, said.

A resident of the area near the Gaza Strip that came under attack last night, Yoav Cohen, said: "The drizzle of rockets continues every day, but no one does anything. Luckily for us, the rockets fell in open areas, but it's only a matter of time until something happens here. We hope the government comes to its senses and gives us a solution that will last."