Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a medium-range rocket at the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva yesterday. No injuries or damage were sustained.
According the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, Israeli Air Force planes were deployed to the area in response.
The incident marks the first missile launched from the Hamas-controlled enclave in two months. It came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was leaving the southern city after making a campaign stop there to motivate supporters of his Likud party to cast their ballots in yesterday’s national election.
Following the attack, Netanyahu spoke with Alternate Premier and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who had been conducting talks with security officials.
This was the first time Gaza terrorists fired a rocket during Israeli elections, although missiles were launched at of Ashkelon in December 2020 as Netanyahu held a Likud primary event in the coastal city.