Despite the ceasefire between Israel and terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip initiated towards the end of last week following a barrage of over 70 rockets on Israeli civilian communities, on Saturday night (October 27th) two rockets were fired at the Eshkol region of southern Israel.
Subsequently, the IDF targeted a Hamas terror cell, apparently in Khan Yunis. Hamas’ Al Qassam brigades announced on Twitter that its member Suliman al Qarra had been killed in the strike and accused Israel of breaking the ceasefire.
Early on Sunday morning (October 28th) three longer range Grad rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the city of Be’er Sheva (the largest population centre in the Negev, with over 200,000 residents), prompting the mayor to close schools there.
Currently, there is no mention of the renewed rocket fire on the BBC News website and it was not mentioned in the BBC World Service 7 a.m. GMT World News bulletin (9 a.m. local time).
On Sunday afternoon, three more rockets hit the Hof Ashkelon area. There is no report of either those attacks or the ones earlier in the day on the BBC News website.