Israeli women stand next to a damaged building in Sderot that was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, June 13, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Amir Cohen.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a religious school in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday night, damaging the building but causing no injuries.
This was the second rocket attack on southern Israel in two days. On Wednesday night, the Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted a rocket launched from Gaza. In response to that incident, the IAF struck “underground terror infrastructure” in a Hamas compound in southern Gaza early Thursday morning.
Recent days have seen numerous blazes ignited in southern Israel by incendiary balloons sent over the border from Gaza. The wave of fires prompted Israel to impose a full naval closure on the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave, preventing Gazan fisherman from setting out to sea.
In early May, four Israeli civilians were killed by Gaza rockets in a two-day round of violence that was brought to an end by a truce mediated by Egypt, Qatar and the UN.