Gaza Militants Fire Rockets at Israel's South Following IDF Strike

Grad missile lands near southern city of Be'er Sheva, Qassam lands in open field in western Negev; Palestinians report first IDF airstrike of Gaza City since 2009.

Gaza militants launched several rockets toward Israel's south on Thursday, hours after an Israeli air strike in central Gaza killed a Palestinian militant planning a terrorist attack on the Egypt border.

A Grad-type rocket exploded in an open field near the southern city of Be'er Sheva, with another Qassam landing in an open field in the Sdot Negev Redional Council. No injuries or damages were reported in either incident.

Albert Sadiko

According to Palestinian medical officials, two men were killed as they were traveling on a main Gaza road on Thursday.

The car in which the two were traveling went up in flames on the crowded Omar al-Mukhtar street, medical officials said.

Palestinians reported several more casualties as a result of the explosion.

According to the witnesses and paramedics, it was the first Israeli strike inside Gaza City since the three-week Gaza war in 2008-2009.