Yesterday (Friday), a terrorist organization attempted to launch a rocket from Gaza into Israel but the rocket accidentally hit the home of the brother of Hamas Spokesperson Mushir al-Masri. The attacks were in retaliation for rocket fire into southern Israel on Wednesday evening, 25 Kislev. B'chasdei Shamayim, no injuries were reported besides someone who fell while running to a bomb shelter; but there is anxiety that the city may be in for more of the same.
The Israeli flag flutters in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque.
In the past week, over a dozen rockets have been fired from Gaza.
The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to new rocket attacks.
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This has been the largest incidence of rocket fire from the Strip since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war.
The Israel-Gaza tensions have been fed by Washington's recognition last week of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel backfired and fell on the home of a terrorist. The two crossings are the main entry points for goods and people into the besieged Gaza Strip.
While the Gaza crossings are typically closed for Jewish and national holidays, it is uncommon for Israel to shut them for punitive reasons.