Rocket warning sirens went off on Saturday evening in the Israeli cities of Holon and Rishon Lezion, located near Tel Aviv, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) press service said.
Sirens sounded in the cities of Holon, Rishon LeZion and in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip.
Over the past hour, sirens have sounded about ten times in areas adjacent to the Palestinian enclave.
The press service added that in those minutes, the IDF forces resumed strikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip.
The latest exchange of blows comes amid reports that the Israeli and Palestinian sides, mediated by Egypt, have agreed to a ceasefire starting at 10 p.m. Saturday. A spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that the department does not currently confirm the ceasefire agreement.
More than 1,100 rockets were fired at Israel in four days of the Israeli operation “Shield and Arrow” to destroy the command and infrastructure of the radical group “Islamic Jihad” in the Gaza Strip. A significant part of them either did not reach Israeli territory, or were shot down by an air defense system. At least one Israeli was killed by rocket attacks, and several people were injured. Several hits on residential buildings were recorded. Israel hit more than 300 of the group’s targets and killed 17 militants, including prominent commanders.