Palestinian rockets fired at Ashkelon a day after mortars hit southern Israel

( Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched two rockets at Ashkelon on Monday following two mortar shells that hit southern Israel on Sunday. No injuries or damage were reported, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Later on Monday, the Israel Air Force responded by striking two concealed rocket launchers in Gaza.

“We will continue to safeguard the civilians of the State of Israel, and prevent future attempts of terrorism formulating in the Gaza Strip,” IDF Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.

Since last year’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, rocket fire has been significantly reduced. Nevertheless, sporadic rocket fire continues to threaten southern Israel. According to the IDF, more than 30 rockets have been fired at the region since the beginning on 2013.

Posted on October 27, 2013 .