The Israel Defense Forces is planning on keeping its two anti-missile batteries mobile for now, leaving open the possibility of stationing them on the northern border as well as in the south.
Sderot mayor says deployment of first anti-rocket system near city of Be'er Sheva meant to 'shut everyone up'; Mayor of Bedouin city of Rahat bemoans Israel's 'first-class discrimination of its Bedouin citizens.'
Speaking in Be'er Sheva, former Defense Minister says Israel cannot tolerate a situation in which Hamas and Islamic Jihad determine the lives of Israeli citizens.
Deterrence of Hamas after Cast Lead has now eroded, Maj. Gen. Russo says.
During visit to western Negev home damaged by Qassam rocket, Maj. Gen. Tal Russo says neither Hamas nor other militant groups have control of the Gaza Strip.
The security situation in the south of Israel deteriorates.
Some parents debate whether closing schools in response is the right thing to do.
Palestinian sources say arms depot belongs to Hamas' military wing; attack comes after two rockets and several mortars were fired into southern Israel earlier Thursday; IDF to deploy Iron Dome next week, Channel 10 says.
Rockets explode near Ashdod, can be heard in Yavneh; Qassam falls in Sderot; at least five mortars strike western Negev; attacks come after day of IAF strikes on militant targets in Gaza.
Grad rocket that opened Wednesday's volley from the Gaza Strip awakened residents of Be'er Sheva, who were seen rushing to shelters and protected spaces when the sirens sounded.