Palestinians extended their rocket range from Gaza early Thursday to two towns in central Israel, Petah Tikva and Rishon Lezion, A house in Petah Tikva was hit and 5 people injured in the fire that then spread to the vehicles parked outside. In Rishon Lezion, a building was damaged but no casualties. Idan Avigal, the 6-yearold boy injured in Sderot on Wednesday, died of his wounds overnight. His mother was also injured.
Altogether seven Israeli civilians were killed by Palestinian rocket fire since Monday .