DEBKAfile November 12, 2012, 7:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Monday evening, Day 3 of the Palestinian missile offensive from Gaza, five Grad missiles were fired at Beersheba, Netivot and Ofakim. Two were intercepted by Iron Dome. No casualties. Earlier Monday, a Grad rocket wrecked a house in Netivot, causing 26 shock victims. Next came three mortar shells exploding on empty ground in the Eshkol district and 5 rockets aimed at Ashkelon, the town and industrial area. Two were intercepted by Iron Dome. Overnight, the Israeli Air Force struck three empty buildings in the Gaza Strip. Popular clamor is building up for the government to approve a major military operation against Palestinian terror from Gaza.