Palestinian resistance fired several Qassam homemade shells at the southern Israeli town of Siderot last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, injuring four Israelis.
On late Tuesday night, a number of shells hit houses in the area and injured four Israelis, among them one woman who currently lies in hospital in a critical condition.

Later on Wednesday morning, Palestinian resistance launched further shells at the town, hitting a number of houses but causing no injuries. Israeli media sources stated that one of the shells landed at a house adjacent to the house of Amir Peretz, the Israeli Defense Minister. The sources added that the Minster’s house sustained limited damage.

The Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, clamed responsibility for the attack. The Israeli minister accused the brigades of attempting to shift attention away from their actions in Gaza.