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Rocket Threat to Israel:
Palestinian Rocket & Mortar Attacks

(February 2009 - Present)


Rocket Threat: Table of Contents | Hamas Rocket Range | Anti-Missile Defense Sytems


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Since January 2012, more than 2,530 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza have hit Israeli civilian areas.

2014

March 12 - 13
Sixteen (16) rocket hits
At least 16 rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory, out of over 78 rockets that Gaza terrorists fired, in the largest barrage of rockets since during Operation Pillar of Defense. Iron Dome intercepted at least five of the rockets. In response, the IDF hit terror locations in the northern and southern ends of the Gaza Strip with artillery fire.
January 15 - 21
Thirteen (13) rocket hits
A total of 13 rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. The peak was a barrage of five rockets fired at Ashkelon on January 15. On January 20, two rockets were fired at Eilat. There were no casualties and no damage reported in any of the attacks.
January 13
Two (2) rocket hits
Two rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel only a short time after world leaders and guests had left the burial ceremony for deceased former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The rockets landed in an open area near the border fence. No casualties or damage was reported.
January 8
Three (3) mortar hits
Three mortar shells were fired at an area near the security fence. There were no casualties and no damage reported. The military-terrorist wings of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) separately claimed responsibility for the mortar shell fire.
January 2
One (1) rocket hit
A rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage reported.

2013

December 23 - 26
Three (3) rocket hits
One rocket hit was identified on night of December 23 near a bus stop in the western Negev. On December 26, two rockets fell in open areas near Ashqelon. There were no casualties and only minor damage reported from the two incidents.
November 19
Three (3) mortar hits
Three mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip, targeting an IDF force engaged in routine activities along the security fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. There were no casualties and no damage reported.
November 14
Two (2) mortar hits
Two mortar shells targeting Israel were fired from the Gaza Strip. One landed close to an IDF force engaged in routine operations near the security fence. No casualties or damage were reported. 
October 27 - 28
One (1) rocket hit;
Two (2) mortar hits
On October 27, two mortar shells fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel. On October 28, one rocket fire by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza slammed into an uninhabited area in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council area. A second rocket fired from Gaza was destroyed by an interception of the Iron Dome system outside Ashkelon.
October 8
One (1) rocket hit
One rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory. The rocket fell in an open area; there were no casualties and no damage.
September 18
One (1) rocket hit
One rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage reported.
August 8 - 15
Three (3) rocket hits
On August 13, a rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage reported.  That same night, two explosions were heard in Eilat caused by two rockets launched from Sinai. Two civilians were treated for shock and a woman broke her leg while running to take cover. The Gaza-based Mojahideen Shura Council of the Environs of Jerusalem issued an announcement claiming responsibility.
August 1 - 7
One (1) rocket hit
On the night of August 7 a rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage was reported.
July 24 - 31
Three (3) rocket hits
Two rockets were fired on July 24 and another on July 30 - the first full day of resumed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.  All three rockets landed in southern Israel but caused no damage or casualties.
June 19 - 25
Five (5) rocket hits
Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired six rockets on the night of June 23. Four hits were identified near Netivot and the Bnei Shimon Regional Council. Two more rockets were fired toward Ashkelon but were intercepted by Iron Dome. On June 19, terrorists fired three rockets toward Ashkelon, though no hits were reported and the rockets are believed to have struck inside Gaza.
May 15
One (1) rocket hit
One rocket hit was  identified  in an open area in the western Negev during the Shavuot holiday. There were no casualties and no damage reported.
April 26 - May 2
Three (3) rocket hits;
Two (2) mortar hits
Three rocket hits were identified in southern Israel. On April 27, one rocket struck the Sdot Negev Regional Council; on April 29, one rocket landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. On May 2, two mortar shells struck the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage was reported for any of the hits.
April 18 - 25
Three (3) rocket hits
Three rocket hits were identified in southern Israel. There were no casualties and no damage reported.
April 17
Two (2) rocket hits
Two GRAD rockets struck the southern Israeli coastal city of Eilat. One landed in a residential area but no injuries were reported.  The IDF said the rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula.  A Salafist organization called the Mujahideen Shura Council of Jerusalem took responsibility for the fire, which it claimed was a retaliation for Israeli attacks on Palestinian protesters, but did not reveal where it launched the rockets from.
April 1 - 3
Two (2) rocket hits;
Three (3) mortar hits
Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired two Qassam rockets toward the western Negev on the morning of April 3 morning, as Israeli children in Sderot and Sha'ar Hanegev were making their way to schools and kindergartens after the Passover holiday. No injuries or damage were reported. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said "Israel holds Hamas responsible for everything that is fired from Gaza." On April 2, three mortars were fired from Gaza toward Israel. One shell landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, without causing injury or damage.
March 21
Two (2) rocket hits
The Palestinian terror organziation Majlis Shura al-Mujahadeen claimed responsibility for firing four rockets at Israel, two of which landed in Sderot while the other two landed within Palestinian Gaza. Hamas said it had no connection to the attack which came on the morning of President Obama's second day in Israel during his inaugural visit to the Jewish State as President. No injuries were reported.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attacks.
February 26
One (1) rocket hit
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades took resonsibilty for firing a GRAD rocket, which  fell on a road south of Ashkelon causing some damage to a road. No injuries were reported. 
This was the first attack since cease-fire was signed after Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012.

 

2012

November 14 - 21
Nine Hundred Thirty Three (933) rocket hits

Operation Pillar of Defense:

On the morning of November 15, three Israeli civilians were killed when a rocket directly struck their apartment building in the city of Kiryat Malachi. Three children, among them two young babies, were also wounded in the strike.  Three IDF soldiers were wounded in a separate attack when mortar shells exploded inside their base near the Gaza border.
On November 16, a rocket fired from Gaza landed outside Jerusalem. On November 20, an IDF soldier - Cpl. Yosef Fartuk - and a civilian - Alayaan Salem al-Nabari - were killed when a mortar fired from Gaza exploded in the Eshkol regional council. Five IDF soldiers were wounded when a rocket landed inside their holding area on the Gaza border. Also on November 20, a GRAD rocket scored a direct hit on a residential apartment building in the city of Rishon L'Tzion, wounding one person moderately and sending nearly ten others to the hospital with shock.
In total, terrorists in Gaza fired more than 1,500 rockets at Israel during this period - 933 struck inside Israel, 421 were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Shield, and 152 rockets landed inside the Gaza Strip.
November 10 - 13
One hundred twenty-one (121) rocket hits
In distinct escalation, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched more than 150 rockets at Israel; at least 121 rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. A total of 64 rockets hits were identified on November 11. A number of mortar shells were also fired. A number of Israeli civilians were wounded by the rocket fire, although not seriously; several were treated for shock and there was extensive property damage.
October 31 - November 6
Two (2) rocket hits
Two rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel.
October 24 - 30
One hundred five (105) rocket hits;
Twelve (12) mortar hits
In a new round of escalation in southern Israel, of the many more rockets and mortar shells that Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees fired from the Gaza Strip, 105 rockets and 12 mortar shells landed in Israel.One of the rockets was a long-range Grad that fell in an open area on the outskirts of Beersheva.
October 17 - 23
Five (5) rocket hits
Five rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel. Two civilians were treated for shock after one of the rockets fell in their yard.
October 10 - 16
Seven (7) rocket hits
Seven rockets from Gaza hit into Israeli territory were identified. One grad rocket landed in southern Israel near Netivot, in the yard of a youth center. No injuries were reported but three people were treated for shock including one person who was evacuated to a hospital. Another rocket hit close to a house in the Hof Ashkelon area. Most of the remaining rockets hit in the southern town of Netivot.
October 3 - 9
Sixteen (16) rocket hits
Most of the rockets landed in open areas, but one landed in a petting zoo in the Eshkol region, killing two goats and wounding nine others.
September 25 - October 2
Three (3) rocket hits
Three rockets landed in Israeli territory. There were no casualties and no damage was done.
September 12 - 18
Three (3) rocket hits
Three rockets landed in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage from these rocket attacks.
September 5 - 11
Four (4) rocket hits
Four long-range rockets landed in Israeli territory near the town of Netivot and the city of Beersheba. Two homes in Netivot were severely damaged and a number of residents were treated for PTSD (Sept 9). Networks affiliated with the global jihad claimed responsibility for most of the rocket attacks.
September 1 - 4
Twelve (12) rocket hits
There was an increase in rocket hits targeting the western Negev; 12 hits in all were identified, most  falling in open areas. On August 31 two rocket hits were identified in the southern city of Sderot. One of them hit two residential buildings. On September 2 a Grad rocket hit was identified near the town of Netivot.
August 23 - 31
Six (6) rocket hits
On August 26, three rockets fell in Sderot; there were no casualties but factories were damaged. On August 27, the first day of the new school year, three rockets fell at around 8:00 in the morning, as elementary and kindergarten children were on their way to school. One of the rockets fell in Sderot in an open area. There were no casualties and no damage. A group calling itself the Holy Fighters of Greater Jerusalem said in an announcement that the rockets had deliberately been fired on the first day of school.
August 15 - 22
Two (2) rocket hits
Two Grad rockets were launched from the Sinai Peninsula and targeting the city of Eilat. The remains of one of the rockets were found in a hilly region near the city.
August 8 - 14
One (1) rocket hits
Hit identified in southern Israel. The rocket fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
August 1 - 7
Two (2) rocket hits
Hits were identified in Israeli territory. The rockets fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
July 25 - 31
Ten (10) rocket hits
Hits were identified in Israeli territory, landing near Sderot and Ashkelon. The rockets fell in open areas. One Israeli woman suffered minor wounds; no property was damaged. On July 24 the Iron Dome system intercepted and destroyed a rocket targeting the Ashqelon area.
July 18 - 24
Three (3) rocket hits
Hits were identified in Israeli territory. The rockets fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
July 11 - 17
Three (3) rocket hits
Hits were identified in Israeli territory. The rockets fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
July 4 -10
Three (3) rocket hits;
One (1) mortar hit
During this week, three rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. The rockets landed in open areas; there were no casualties and no damage. On July 9 a mortar shell was fired into the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
June 24 - July 3
One (1) rocket hit

On June 27 one rocket hit was identified in one of the western Negev communities, damaging a chicken coop. Two rockets targeting the southern city of Netivot were intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome aerial defense system.

June 19 - 23
One-Hundred Sixty Two (162) rocket hits

Another round of escalation began after terrorist attacks along the Israeli-Egyptian border forced the IDF to target terrorist headquarters in the Gaza Strip. In response the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip initiated massive barrages of rockets targeting towns and villages in Israel's western Negev. The greatest number of rockets landed on June 20, when about 70 rockets hit the western Negev. The rockets damaged a number of buildings, including a school in Sderot. Two civilians were wounded and several suffered slight injuries, while several had to be treated for shock.

June 13 - 18
Eight (8) rocket hits
Hits were identified in Israeli territory. Two GRAD rockets were apparently fired from the northern Sinai Peninsula on June 16 and landed north of Eilat. The other six were fired on June 18 and 19 and fell in the western Negev. All the rockets fell in open areas; there were no casualties and no damage.
June 6 - 12
One (1) rocket hit
Identified in an open area in the Western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
May 30 - June 5
Three (3) rocket hits
Identified in Israeli territory in the western Negev. On the night of June 3, two rockets landed in open areas in the western Negev; there were no casualties and no damage. On the night of June 4, a rocket landed in a wheat field near Ashkelon, setting the field on fire. There were no casualties.
May 9 - 15
One (1) rocket hit
Identified in an empty area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
May 1 - 8

Two (2) rocket hits;
One (1) mortar hit

Identified in the western Negev, falling in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
April 25 - 30
Two (2) rocket hits
On Israeli Independence Day (April 25) a rocket strike from Gaza was identified in southern Israel. A few days later, another rocket landed near Sderot. There were no casualties reported.
April 18 - 24
One (1) rocket hit
Identified hit in an open area of the Western Negev desert. There were no casualties or damage caused.
April 4 - 15
Eight (8) rocket hits
On April 4, three rockets struck the southern resort town of Eilat, fired from the Sinai Peninsula. On April 8, three rocket hits were identified in the Western Negev. On April 15, two rockets fell in open areas in the western Negev desert. There were no reports of casualties.
March 28 - April 3
One (1) rocket hit;
Two (2) mortar hits

Strikes from Gaza were identified in Israeli territory. There were no casualties and no damage.
March 16 - 20
Nine (9) rocket hits;
Four (4) mortar hits
Rocket and mortar hits were indentified in southern Israel despite a tenative arrangement with Hamas to cease rocket fire after the escalation of mid-March. In addition, two rockets were intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome aerial defense system.
March 9 - 15
One Hundred Seventy Seven (177) rocket hits
(More than 300 Rockets Fired)

Rockets hits were identified in all the major cities and towns of southern Israel, including Beersheva, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Yavne, and Netivot.

The Iron Dome Anti-Missile System deployed around southern Israel was successful in intercepting approximately 60 rockets that were destined to strike in densely populated areas.  A GRAD rocket scored a direct hit on an elementary school in Beersheva, thankfully with no one present.

Around 30 people sustained injuries including those taken to hosptials for shock.  Israel responded to the escalation by targeting rocket launching squads in the Gaza Strip.

Feb 29 - March 8
Two (2) rocket hits;
Three (3) mortar hits

Hits identified in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
February 22 - 28
Twelve (12) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory. The rockets fell in open areas; there were no casualties and no damage.
February 15 - 21
Eight (8) rocket hits
Hits identified in southern Israel, some of them long-range rockets.
February 8 - 14
Two (2) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory. They fell in open areas in the western Negev. One of the rockets damaged a number of structures and caused a power outage.
February 1 - 7
Five (5) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory - four on February 1 which landed in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 25 - 31
Three (3) rockets hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory, all in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 18 - 24
Four (4) rocket hits;
four (4) mortar hits
There were no casualties and no damage reported.
January 7 - 17
Two (2) rockets hits
Rockets were fired from Gaza and hit in an open field in the western Negev. No injuries were reported.
January 1 - 6

One (1) rocket hit;
Two (2) mortar hits

Mortars containing phosphorous were fired at Sderot and a village in the western Negev. The military-terrorist wing of the Popular Resistance Committees claimed responsibility for the attack.


2011

December 28 - 31
Six (6) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory. All the rockets and mortar shells fell in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
December 21 - 27
Three (3) rockets hits;
two (2) mortar hits
Fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. Two rockets fell in an open area in the western Negev on December 24. A third rocket fell on December 26. Two mortar shells fell on December 23 in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
December 14 - 20
Four mortar shells (4)
Fired from Gaza into Israeli territory. They landed in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
December 8 - 13
Eighteen (18) rocket hits

Rockets struck civilian areas in southern Israel.

At dusk on Friday, December 9, two rockets were fired towards Ashdod (pop. 200,000) - one was shot down by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system while the other fell in an open field. Another rocket landed at the Eshkol Regional Council. One of the rockets landed in an open area near Ashkelon while another was reported having hit in the Negev desert area. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

Nov 30 - Dec 6
One (1) rocket hit
Hit identified near the security fence in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
November 26
Two (2) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory. Both fell in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage .
November 15
Two (2) rocket hits
One of the rockets hit a storage shed near a kindergarten in an Israeli village in the western Negev. The other fell in an open area. There were no casualties reported.
November 9 - 14
One (1) rocket hit
The rocket fell in an open area. There were no casualties and no damage.
November 2 - 8
Three (3) rocket hits
They were all launched on November 6, and fell in the western Negev in the Ashkelon district. There were no casualties and no damage.
Oct 26 - Nov 1
45 rockets hits;
20 mortar hits

Rockets struck Ashdod (pop. 200,000), Ashkelon (pop. 113,000), Gan Yavne (pop. 19,000) and the Eshkol Regional Council, killing one person - 56 year old Ashkelon resident Moshe Ami - and injuring approximately 30 others. Several buildings, including a school, were damaged in the attacks. The IDF views this as a major escalation after more than two weeks of quiet on the southern front.

October 4
Two (2) rocket hits
Fired from Gaza - one hit was identified in Israel, the other rocket landed inside Gaza. There were no reported injuries.
September 29
One (1) mortar hit
Identified hit in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties but power lines were damaged.
September 27
One (1) rocket hit
Hit identified in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
September 21 - 26
One (1) rocket hit;
one (1) mortar hit
Hits identified in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
August 31 - Sept 6
Two (2) rocket hits
One rocket fell in an open area in the western Negev on August 31. The second fell in an open area in the western Negev on September 5. There were no casualties and no damage reported.
August 26-30
Five (5) rockets hits;
One (1) GRAD hit;
Three (3) mortar hits

Fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

More than 150 rockets and 45 mortars were fired into Israel from Gaza in August 2011 alone.

August 20-25
One-hundred and six (106) rocket hits;
Forty (40) mortar hits

Fired from Gaza into southern Israel in the one of the largest escalations in recent years.

Rockets struck in almost every major Israeli city in the south of the country, including Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ashdod. At least 13 civilians were injured in the barrages and one, 38 year old Yossi Shoshan, was killed. On August 24, a nine-month old infant was lightly wounded when a rocket exploded near where she was being held. At least 7 rockets were intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome anti-missile system. One of the mortars fired at Israel contained illegal white phosphorous, an incendiary chemical that burns and leads to boils. Despite a ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas on August 22, missiles continued to be fired.

August 17-19
Twenty-Seven (27) rocket hits;
Two (2) mortar hits

At least seven injuries being reported.

One rocket hit a yeshiva while another rocket landed on a synagogue, though did not explode. The Gaza-based, Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam brigades claimed responsibility for shooting at least two rockets on August 19.

August 10-16
Three (3) rocket hits
Hits identified as striking in southern Israel. No injuries were reported as a result. On August 15 a 122mm GRAD rocket fell in an open area near Beersheba. No casualties and no damage were reported.
August 3-9
Six (6) rocket hits

Two of the rockets had longer ranges than usual and landed near the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat - an improved locally-manufactured rocket (August 3) and what was apparently a 122mm Grad rocket (August 4), after which a number of civilians were treated for shock. Another rocket fired on August 4 landed in the western Negev. Six mortar shell hits were identified in Israeli territory. They fell in open areas in the western Negev. No casualties were reported and no damage.

July 27-August 2
Two (2) rocket hits

Hits identified in the western Negev (July 28 and August 1). An Israeli civilian woman suffered minor wounds from the rocket fired on August 1.

July 20-26
One (1) rocket hit
Identified in the western Negev.
July 13-19
Eleven (11) rocket hits;
One (1) mortar hit
Identified in Israeli territory. Most of the rockets fell in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
July 6-12
Two (2) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory (July 9). The rockets fell in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties.
June 29 - July 5
One (1) rocket hit
Hit identified in Israeli territory (July 3) in an open area in the western Negev; there were no casualties and no damage. On July 2 two mortar shells fell in an open area in the western Negev.
June 22-28
Two (2) rocket hits
Hits indentified in Israeli territory (June 21) in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
June 15-21
One (1) rocket hit
Hit indentified in Israeli territory (June 16) in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
May 25-31
One (1) rocket hit
Hit identified in an open area in the western Negev (May 28). There were no casualties and no damage. It was the first rocket hit since April 18.
April 15-18
Two (2) rocket hits
Hits indentified during the Passover holiday. One Grad rocket landed near the city of Ashdod on April 15; there were no casualties and no damage. The other (April 18) landed in an open area in the western Negev.
April 7-10
Sixty-five (65) rocket hits;
Sixty-Seven (67) mortar hits
Fired at Israeli territory. Some of the rockets were long-range and fell in the regions of Beersheba, Ashqelon and Ashdod. Eight of them were intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome aerial defense system.
April 7
Laser-guided anti-tank missile

Hamas operatives fired the missile an Israeli school bus in the western Negev.

Two people were injured from the attack, one later died of his wounds. 16 year old student Daniel Viflic of Bet Shemesh died from his wounds suffered during the attack. Luckily the attack took place just minutes after the majority of students had been dropped off.

March 30-April 5
Three (3) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory. All three rockets fell in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
March 22-29
Thirteen (13) rocket hits;
Eighteen (18) mortar hits
Identified in Israeli territory. On March 23, six mortar shell hits were identified in the western Negev south of Ashkelon. One of them contained phosphorous.On March 24, five rocket hits were identified, one of them a Grad rocket which landed near the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. Five mortar shell hits were also identified, all fired simultaneously, falling in open areas in the western Negev. On March 26, two rockets landed in the western Negev. There were no casualties but damage was done to property.
March 19
Forty-nine (49) mortar hits
Exceptional barrages of 120 mm mortar shells struck the western Negev. The mortar shells were fired simultaneously from a number of sites in the Gaza Strip. Most fell in open areas. Two people sustained minor injuries and considerable damage was done to property. It was the most serious mortar shell attack since Operation Cast Lead
March 15-22
Four (4) rocket hits;
Six (6) mortar hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory, one south of the city of Ashkelon on March 20. No damage was done. Several Israelis were treated for shock. There were no casualties and no damage.
March 9-15
Two (2) rocket hits;
One (1) mortar hit
Identified in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
March 2-8
Two (2) rocket hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory. They fell in open areas in the western Negev on March 5. There were no casualties and no damage.
Feb 23 - March 1
Three (3) rocket hits;
Six (6) mortar hits
Hits identified, including a 122mm Grad rocket which fell in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba. The rocket hit a house and caused considerable damage to the building and its surroundings. Four people were treated for shock.
February 19
One (1) rocket hit
Identified in the western Negev; there were no casualties and no damage.
February 14
One (1) mortar hit
Identified in the western Negev; there were no casualties and no damage.
February 2-8
One (1) rocket hit
Seven (7) mortar hits
Hits identified in Israeli territory. Rocket landed in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 31
Three (3) rocket hits;
One (1) mortar shell
Two of the rockets were Grad rockets. Hits identified and in open areas in the southern Israeli towns of Netivot (close to a site where a wedding was being held) and Ofakim. Four people went into shock and several vehicles were damaged. Mortar fell in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 21
One (1) rocket hit
The rocket fell in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 12-18
Three (3) rocket hits
Hit Western Negev. The rockets fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 5-11
Eight (8) rocket hits;
Thirteen (13) mortar hits

Six civilians were wounded, one of them critically. The main attacks were the following: On January 5, seven rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage. On January 6, seven mortar shell hits were identified over a 24-hour period. Two mortar shells hit a building and wounded six foreign workers, one of them critically and one seriously. On January 7 a rocket hit was identified near the security fence. There were no casualties and no damage. On January 10 three rocket hits were identified near the city of Ashkelon and one in an open area. There were no casualties and no damage.


2010

December 19 - 31
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in the western Negev (December 28 and 30). They fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage. Three mortar shell hits were identified in the western Negev. On January 1 a women in the western Negev went into a shock.
December 21 - 28
Five (5) mortar shell hits were identified in Israel territory, most of which fell in open areas. On December 24 a rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
December 15 - 21
15 mortar shells were fired at the western Negev. On December 20, 12 mortar shells were fired and landed in open areas. On December 19 three mortar shells were fired and landed in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage. A rocket hit was identified on December 21. It fell in the western Negev. A young woman sustained minor injuries.
December 8
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. There were no casualties and no damage. In addition, six mortar shells were fired into the western Negev, two on December 7 and four on December 8. In the December 8 attack an Israeli civilian sustained minor injuries.
December 1 - 7
Two (2) rocket hits and one mortar shell hit were recorded in the western Negev. On December 6 one of the rockets fell in the western Negev, causing no injuries or damage.
November 16 - 22
Six (6) mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory. They fell in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage. At least one of the mortar shells contained phosphorous. On November 16 a rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev, causing damage to property. On November 19, three rocket hits were identified, including a 122 mm Grad rocket in Ofakim. There was damage to property and livestock.
November 6
One (1) rocket hit was identified in the western Negev.
October 26 - 31
Two (2) mortar shells were fired at an IDF force conducting routine security activity. There were no casualties and no damage.
October 25
A number of mortar shells were fired at an IDF force conducting routine patrols. Three mortar shell hits were identified in the western Negev.
October 6 - 12
One (1) mortar shell hit and one (1) rocket hit were identified in Israeli territory.
Sept 27 - Oct 5
Two (2) rockets fell in Israeli territory in the western Negev.
September 22 - 26
One (1) rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory.
September 15 - 21
Nine (9) mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory, eight of them on September 15. They fell in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
September 7 - 14
Increase in rocket fire targeting the western Negev. During the week (which included Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year) nine (9) rocket hits were identified in Israel. Most of them fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
September 1 - 6
One (1) rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
August
On August 16 two Kassam rockets fell in the northwestern Negev. On the morning of August 17 two mortar shells were fired at an IDF force near the security fence. Two soldiers sustained minor wounds. Two mortar shells fell in an open area in the northwestern Negev. On August 16 Israeli security forces prevented an attack against IDF forces with an IED near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. One of the terrorists was killed - a prominent member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad who took part in the exchange of fire five months ago in which an IDF soldier was killed -  and an IDF soldier sustained minor wounds. On August 2 six (6) rockets were fired at Israel. Three fell in Eilat. There were no casualties. Two rockets fell in the Jordanian city of Aqaba. A Jordanian civilian was killed and five were wounded, one of them critically.
July 28 - 31
On July 30 a 122mm Grad rocket fell in the southern city of Ashkelon, sending one Israeli woman into shock. On July 31 a rocket fell near an educational building in the western Negev. There were no casualties but the building was severely damaged.
July 20 - 27
Five (5) rocket hits were identified, four of them on July 24. There were no casualties and no damage. On July 20 a mortar shell was fired at an IDF force on routine patrol along the security fence.
July 14 - 19
One (1) mortar shell was fired at IDF soldiers on a routine patrol along the security fence.
June 24 - 30
On June 24, 12 mortar shells were fired from the Beit Hanoun region at an IDF force engaged in routine security activities. Six fell in Israeli territory. The force was also attacked with light arms fire. On June 28 a mortar shell was fired at an IDF armored vehicle. The vehicle was damaged. On June 30 one rocket his was identified in the western Negev. A local factory was damaged.
June 16 - 22
Two (2) rocket hits were identified near the security fence in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage. A number of IEDs were detonated and light arms were fired at IDF patrols near the security fence.
June 9 - 15
One (1) rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. On June 9 an IED exploded near an IDF force on routine patrol near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip and on June 14 near an IDF force carrying out routine security activities in the southern Gaza Strip. There were no casualties and no damage.
June 1 - 8
Six (6) rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory, three on May 31 and three on June 1. All the rockets fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage. Also on June 1 an anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF force engaged in routine security activity near the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip. On two occasions (June 1 and 7) the Israeli Air Force attacked rocket-launching squads which were about to fire rockets into the western Negev. On the morning of June 1 an IDF force identified two terrorist operatives who crossed the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. During the ensuing exchange of fire the terrorists were killed.On June 7 an IDF force attacked a commando terrorist squad at sea. The squad was apparently on its way to Israel from the sea to carry out a terrorist attack. Four members of the squad were killed.
May 26 - 31
Seven (7) rocket hits were identified in the western Negev (five of them on May 26). The rockets fell in open areas. There were no casualties and no damage.
May 18 - 25
Two (2) rockets fell in Israeli territory (May 19 and 20). They exploded in open areas. On May 21, two terrorists infiltrated into Israeli territory near Nirim in the western Negev. IDF forces shot and killed them. Two assault weapons and magazines were found near the bodies. On the evening of May 21, during a routine patrol in the southern Gaza Strip, an IDF scout was seriously wounded by sniper fire. On May 25 an IDF force identified a suspicious Palestinian driving a wagon close to the security fence. After he distanced himself from the wagon, which was apparently booby trapped, it exploded. There were no casualties.
May 11 - 17
One (1) mortar shell was fired at an IDF force carrying out routine operations near the security fence; civilian engineers working near the security fence and and IDF force carrying out routine activities near the Kissufim post were attacked with light arms (May 12); two IEDs exploded near an IDF force carrying out routine operations at the security fence, damaging the fence (May 14).
May 4 - 10
One (1) rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage. IDF soldiers were attacked twice with light arms near the border fence.
April 27 - May 3
Small arms fire was opened several times on IDF soldiers engaged in routine security activities near the border fence. There were no injuries.
April 25
Light-arms fire targeted civilians engaged in non-military activities near the security fence. There were no casualties. On the same day, an IDF force found three mines near the security fence in the central Gaza Strip.
April 11 - 16
On April 16, an IDF force identified a suspicious figure apparently trying to set an IED near the security fence along the Gaza Strip, near Kfar Aza. The terrorist threw a grenade at the force. The IDF force returned fire and killed him. In the early morning hours of April 13 an IDF force identified a terrorist squad in placing an IED near the security fence close to the Kissufim crossing.
March 24 - April 6
A total of five (5) rocket hits were identifed in Israeli territory; four others fell inside the Gaza Strip. Three (3) mortar shells were also fired, two at an IDF force during the incident on March 26. There were no casualties. Responsibility for the rocket and mortar shell fire was claimed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. On March 26 an IDF officer and soldier were killed and four others were wounded near the Kissufim crossing in the central Gaza Strip. The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military-terrorist wing, claimed responsibility for the incident.
March 16 - 23
Significant increase in the number of rockets fired into the western Negev, with nine (9) identified rocket hits. Five other rockets fell inside the Gaza Strip. On March 18 a rocket hit a greenhouse in Netiv Ha'asara, killing a Thai worker. He was the first rocket fire victim since Operation Cast Lead.
March 10 - 15
Two (2) rocket hits were identified from Gaza firing at the western Negev. There were no casualties. On March 14 light arms were fired at a motorized IDF patrol moving along the border security fence. There were no casualties.
Feb 25 - March 1
On February 25, 2010 patrol found a rocket launcher and rocket near the security fence. The launcher was detonated in a controlled explosion by IDF experts. On March 1 an IDF tank shot at a squad of Palestinians who approached the security fence near Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, killing one terrorist and wounding others. A search of the area revealed a mortar and detonation system. An anti-tank missile was fired at the searchers. There were no casualties reported.
February 17 - 23
Two hits (apparently mortar shells) were identified near the security fence inside the Gaza Strip. The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the fire, aimed at an IDF force. On February 18 an IED was detonated against an IDF patrol, lightly wounding one soldier.
February 10 - 16
One (1) rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage. On February 10, a squad of suspicious Palestinians was identified and fired on near the Erez crossing.
February 1 - 9
Two (2) rocket hits (Feb 3 and 7) were identified in open areas near population centers. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 21 - 31
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in open areas in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 13 - 20
Three (3) rocket hits and one (1) mortar shell hit were identified in open areas in the western Negev. In addition, a number of rockets and mortar shells were fired and landed in the Gaza Strip. There were no casualties and no damage.
January 6 - 12
Seven (7) rocket hits were identified in Israel, most on January 7. In addition, an IDF force was shot at near the Karni crossing (Jan 7), and an IED exploded near an IDF force patrolling along the security fence (Jan 10).
January 1 - 5
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. For the first time since Operation Cast Lead, a rocket hit was identified in the southern Israeli city of Netivot (Jan 2). Responsibility was claimed by the military-terrorist wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. There were no casualties. One women was treated for shock. In addition, a mortar shell was fired at an IDF force near the security fence (Jan 4) and four mortar shells were fired at the Kerem Shalom and a rocket at the Kissufim crossings (Jan 1).


2009

December 15 - 22
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. They fell in open areas, there were no casualties and no damage.
December 9 - 14
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. They fell in open areas, there were no casualties and no damage. On December 12 Palestinians opened fire with light arms on an IDF force in the Kissufim region. There were no casualties. An IDF force shot at five Palestinians suspected of terrorist activities sighted in Israeli territory after an RPG was fired at an IDF jeep.
December 1 - 8
One (1) rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev (December 4). There were no casualties and no damage. On December 4 an IDF patrol was attacked with RPG and light arms fire near the security fence in the central Gaza Strip.
November 17 - 24
Four (4) rocket hits were identified in open areas near towns. On November 16 two mortar shell were fired.There were no casualties and no damage. On November 18 an IED was used to attack an IDF force near the security fence south of the Karni crossing. Light arms were used to attack an IDF force near the Kissufim crossing.
November 1 - 14
Three (3) rocket hits were identified. All three landed in open areas in the western Negev; there were no casualties and no damage. On November 13, An IDF force identified a squad laying an explosive device in the northern Gaza Strip, and opened fire.
October 20 - 27
One (1) rocket hit was identified in an open area near a town in the western Negev on October 21. There were no casualties. On October 20, three mortar shells were fired at an IDF force and on October 21, shots were fired at an IDF force near the security fence.
October 12 - 19
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in open areas in the western Negev (October 13 and 18). There were no casualties and no damage.
October 6 - 11
One (1) mortar shell hit was identified in an open field near Sderot (October 7, 2009). There were no casualties and no damage. On October 6 civilians working near the Karni crossing were attacked with light arms fire.
Sept 29 - Oct 5
Five (5) rocket hits were identified in open areas near Israeli communities (another rocket fell inside the Gaza Strip), There were no casualties and no damage. In addition, light arms were used to attack IDF force and Israeli civilians near the security fence.
September 22 - 28
Three (3) rocket hits were identified in the western Negev (the Palestinians fired other rockets which landed inside the Gaza Strip). One mortar shell was fired. There were no casualties and no damage. Shots were fired at IDF patrols and Israeli civilians working near the security fence, near the Sufa and Kissufim crossings.
September 15 - 21
Two (2) rocket hits were identified in the western Negev and a mortar shell was fired at civilians working near the security fence. IDF patrols and Israeli civilians working near the security fence were also shot at, mostly with light arms. On September 20 an IDF force shot at a terrorist squad planting IEDs southeast of Jabaliya, killing two terrorists and wounding three.
September 1 - 8
Three (3) rocket hits were identified and seven (7) mortar shells hits were identified in open fields in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage. On September 3, 2009, during a 24-hour period, seven mortar shells were fired, four at an IDF force near the security fence and three at communities in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage was done. In an exceptional statement, the Iz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military-terrorist wing, claimed responsibility for the attacks. Palestinians also shot at civilians working the near security fence, damaging a tractor, and at an IDF force near the security fence in the central Gaza Strip which returned fire.
August 24 - 30
One (1) rocket hit and two (2) mortar shell hits were identified near a village in the western Negev. One mortar landed in an IDF base north of the Gaza Strip, slightly wounding a soldier.There were no casualties and no damage. On August 27, 2009 Palestinians opened fire at Israeli civilians engaged in non-military activities near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. There were no casualties and no damage. On August 30, 2009 Palestinians opened fire at Israeli civilians conducting an engineering project near the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. There were no casualties and no damage.
August 12 - 18
One (1) mortar shell was fired at Israel civilian working near the border fence.
August 4 - 11
One (1) rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. On August 10, Israeli civilians working near the Karni crossing were attacked by small arms fire. On August 9, two mortar shells fell near the Erez crossing inside the Gaza Strip. The attack occurred as a Palestinian heart patient was being transferred to an Israel ambulance on his way to medical treatment in Israel.
July 16 - 23
On July 16, 2009 a rocket hit was identified south of Kibbutz Nahal Oz. There were no casualties and no damage was done. On July 19 armed Palestinians launched RPGs and mortar shells at an IDF force patrolling the border fence near Kibbutz Nahal Oz. On July 23, 2009 light arms were fired from the Gaza Strip at a group of Israeli civilians working near the Sufa crossing. There were no casualties.
July 1 - 11
On July 7, 2009 a mortar shell was fired at an IDF patrol near the Karni crossing, falling in Israeli territory. On July 11 a mortar shell was fired near the Karni crossing, falling inside the Gaza Strip. On July 2, 2009 an IDF patrol was fired on south of the Karni crossing. On July 5 three mortar shells were fired at an IDF patrol near the Sufa crossing.
June 21 - 29
On June 29 two Palestinians were observed placing an IED 2 kilometers southwest of the Karni crossing. On June 25, 2009 light weapons were fired at the Nahal Oz fuel terminal; there were no casualties.On June 21, 2009 an IDF force on routine patrol uncovered four IEDs placed along the border security fence in the Kissufim region of the western Negev . As the IEDs were being disarmed, two mortar shells were fired and light arms were used to attack the soldiers. There were no casualties.
June 9 - 15
One (1) rocket hit was indentified in the western Negev . There were no casualties and no damage was done.
May 19
One (1) rocket hit a house in the southern city of Sderot, causing damage. Two people were treated for shock.
May 5 - 12
Four (4) rockets and two (2) mortar shell hits were identified, all of them in non-inhabited areas. There were no casualties and no damage was done.
April 28 - May 5
One (1) rocket and three (3) mortar shells were fired at Israel.
April 15 - 20
Two (2) rockets were fired at the western Negev falling in open fields.
April 1 - 7
Two (2) rockets and two (2) mortar shells were fired at Israel. No injuries or damage was reported.
March 24 - 31
Two (2) rockets and one (1) mortar shell were fired at Israel. On March 31, following the prevention of an attempt to place an IED near the border security fence, two rockets and a mortar shell were fired at western Negev communities.
March 17 - 23
Three (3) mortar shells were fired at IDF forces operating along the border security fence. Hamas's Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility for the mortar shells fired on March 22.
March 9 - 16
Fourteen (14) rockets and four (4) mortar shells fell in Israel, most of them in open areas, causing neither casualties nor property damage.
March 3 - 8
Seventeen (17) rockets were fired, one of them hitting the city of Netivot. There were no casualties or property damage. Nine (9) mortar shells were launched. On March 5 an anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF patrol moving along the border security fence. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked the squad. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the missile attack.
Feb 25 - March 3
Twenty-five (25) rocket hits were identified. Two 175mm upgraded long-range rockets with a maximum range of 18 kilometers (11 miles) hit Ashkelon on February 28, one hitting a school building and causing serious damage. No mortar shells were fired.
•  Mar 1 - Nine rocket hits were identified in the western Negev, one hitting a house in Sderot. No casualties were reported.
•  Feb 28 - Seven rocket hits were identified, including two long-range rockets that struck in Ashkelon, one causing heavy damage to a school building when shrapnel penetrated the walls of several classrooms. Seven people living nearby suffered stress-related trauma.
•  Feb 27 - 2 rocket hits were identified. There were no casualties and no damage was caused.
•  Feb 26 - 3 rockets landed in Israeli territory, two in Sderot. One rocket hit a house and the other landed in an outdoor area near the industrial zone. There were no casualties, but the house was damaged.
February 17 - 24
Twelve (12) rockets and fifteen (15) mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip. The main incidents were the following:
•  Feb 19 - Four rocket hits were identified - one fell near Sderot. There were no casualties and no damage was reported.
•  Feb 20 - Six mortar shells were fired at IDF forces. There were no casualties and no damage was reported.
•  Feb 20 - A three-man Palestinian terrorist squad placed an IED four kilometers northeast of the Kissufim post, and then fled.
•  Feb 23 - Two rocket hits were identified near Sderot. There were no casualties and no damage was reported. A terrorist squad attempted to place an IED three kilometers north of the Kissufim post. The Israeli Air Force attacked the squad.
February 10 - 16
Thirteen (13) rockets were fired, one of them a 122mm long-range Grad rocket, which landed southwest of the city of Yavneh. In addition, six mortar shells were fired, mostly at IDF forces. Two mortar shells were fired at an Israeli Navy vessel near the Gaza shore, and a number of IEDs were detonated against IDF forces. In all the above incidents there were no casualties and no property damage was reported.
Jan 20 - Feb 8
The following violations occurred:
February 8 - Rocket fell in kibbutz parking lot in northwest Negev. Another fell south of Ashkelon.
February 6 - Rocket fired from the area of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza Strip hit  western Negev. Another rocket fell south of Ashkelon.
February 3 - A 122mm Grad rocket fell between two buildings in the city of Ashkelon.
February 1 -
Six mortar shells fired into Israeli territory, armed Palestinians shot at IDF force near Kissufim in western Negev and four rockets were fired at western Negev towns and villages.
January 31 -
A rocket fell south of Ashkelon.
January 29 - A rocket fell in an open area near Sderot.
January 28 - A rocket fell in Israeli territory near the southern Gaza Strip.
January 27 - An IED was detonated against IDF patrol north of Kissufim.
January 25 - Terrorist squad tried to carry out rocket attack against Israel. One rocket fired, fell inside Gaza Strip.
January 20 - Eleven mortar shells fired at IDF forces and into Israeli territory and terrorists shot at IDF force near border security fence in central Gaza Strip.

Sources: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Meir Amit Intelligence and Information Center; Israel Defense Forces Blog; Times of Israel (October 16, 2012); (November 14, 2012)

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