IDF hits back at rocket-launching cell, killing two gunmen, after Iron Dome intercepts three of four Qassam rockets fired at Ashkelon. Meanwhile incessant barrage of projectiles continues, damaging various structures.
Altogether 24 mortar shells and six Qassam rockets were fired at Israel by Friday evening.
The IDF retaliated, bombing terror cells as well as smuggling tunnels throughout the night and Friday morning. Altogether 10 Palestinians have been killed so far in the strikes.
Latest Update: 04.08.11
Four additional rockets were fired at Ashkelon Friday and three were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system, the IDF announced, adding that it had bombed the terror cell that had fired the rockets, identifying a direct hit.
Hamas announced a short while later that two of the organization's gunmen were killed in the airstrikes. One of the men was Rayid Shehadeh,