Wednesday night saw 9 rockets and mortars fired from the Gaza Strip against Israeli communities coupled with Israeli air strikes against 7 Hamas positions. Iron Dome intercepted one incoming rocket. The rest caused no casualties or damage. Earlier, a Palestinian sniper injured an IDF officer, aged 21, from Dimona, during a firefight between the IDF and Palestinian gunmen. The Palestinians reported 3 dead. This incident occurred in the same Kissufim sector opposite southern Gaza where Sgt. Aviv Levy was shot dead by a Hamas sniper last Friday.