"Only in the last hour, we saw a rocket that came to Ashdod and possibly another rocket north of Ashdod, a continuation of the escalation of recent days," Defense Minister Barak said. "I repeat and emphasize: "Israel will not accept terrorism against its citizens. We will continue to act to prevent terrorism from raising its head in the region again and we will act to restore quiet to the entire region."
"The IDF is Israel's guarantee on the issue of security, in the short-term and in the long-term, and also the support for the Israeli government's continuing pursuit of reaching political agreements in the region," Defense Minister Barak added.
Two Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in open territory in the Ashdod area and the Eshkol Regional Council.
Alarms were also sounded in Yavne and Rishon Letzion but no rocket landings were identified. A number of people from Yavne and Rishon Letzion were treated for shock following the alarms.