TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Palestinians have fired three rockets towards Israel after warplanes bombed parts of the besieged Gaza Strip early Monday in an escalation which prompted warnings of a new war.
The rockets triggered several rounds of red alert sirens in the Hof Ashkelon region, the Ashkelon industrial zone, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha'asara, sending thousands of settlers into bomb shelters.
Israeli newspapers said two of the rockets landed inside Israel, while the third appeared to have fallen short of reaching its target. There were no immediate reports of injuries on either side.
The Palestinian rocket fire came after Israeli jets struck nine targets in the northern Gaza Strip as part of efforts to stop the launch of kites and balloons into Israel by Gazans.
According to Israeli media reports, Tel Aviv may begin carrying out assassinations from the air, including against those not actively preparing balloons or kites for launching.