At least one Israeli was killed and several others sustained serious wounds, including a woman who’s now in serious condition, after more than 80 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Saturday.
Earlier in the evening, a Grad rocket from Gaza landed on a home in Ofakim, starting a fire and sending shrapnel and debris flying that injured a four-month-old baby, a nine-year-old boy and a man in his early 20s.
An eight-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man were also hurt in the attack, officials said.
Hamas, Popular Resistance Committees and Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Early Saturday Hamas announced that it is no longer committed to a truce with Israel.
Police have instructed residents of the south to remain in safe zones and to remain tuned in to instructions from the IDF Home Front Command.
The attacks come two days after a series of Palestinian terrorists attacks around Eilat killed 7 Israelis and wounded dozens.