Several home-made Qassam shells were fired at the western Negev town of
The other two Qassams landed in a garden and an open space.
Even prior to this event, an Israeli military source said the army plans to step up attacks against the northern Gaza Strip to prevent the firing of Qassams.
The Islamic Jihad organization claimed responsibility for the firing of Qassams.
Also on Wednesday, an explosion rocked
Peretz visited the home struck shortly after the attack.
"I wanted to go to the security cabinet meeting in
Apparently, manufacturing Qassam shells has developed in the past few years. A Qassam is made up of a metal pipe that flies because of gunpowder explosion to an explosive head.
These shells, which Palestinians make from simple materials, question the function of the wall being built on
Eli Moyal, the mayor of Sderot, harshly criticized the government’s response thus far to the rockets, which often strike this southern town.
"Our luck is that the Palestinians don’t know how to aim precisely," he told Israel Radio. "There are only two ways to stop this – either destroying the area where they fire the rockets from or controlling that area."