Gaza rocket fire renewed Wednesday as more than 20 missiles were fired into southern Israel.
A barrage of rockets and mortar shells hit one of the towns in Eshkol Regional Council around noon on Wednesday, causing a fire to erupt. No casualties were reported.
Later on Wednesday, the Israel Air Force carried out a strike in Gaza which targeted a World Islamic Jihad operative who was involved in the terror attack on the Israel-Egypt border on Monday.
The Home Front Command instructed residents of communities near Gaza border to remain in protected spaces and avoid groupings of more than 500 people.
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