Monday’s first Palestinian missiles spread over four Israeli districts
By mid-morning Monday, five Qassam rockets had been fired against Sderot, Hof Ashkelon, Shear Hanegev and the Eshkol district, exploding on open ground. Before dawn, 20 missiles struck four kibbutzim in the Eshkol District. The firing continued after the Israeli Air Forces struck Hamas targets across the Gaza Strip. Residents were advised to stay close to fortified shelters. DEBKAfile: Veteran dwellers say Palestinian rocket fire is more intensely concentrated on multiple targets than ever before indicating their use of improved weapons.