Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip fired four missiles and eight mortar shells at communities in southern Israel Sunday morning.
One of the projectiles surprisingly struck the town of Netivot, which lies about seven miles from Gaza, outside the range of the locally-produced Kassam rockets. It was later discovered that a Russian-made Katyusha missile had been used in that attack.
The only damage caused in the morning barrage occurred at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, where a house sustained a direct hit from a mortar shell. No injuries were reported.
Following the artillery assault, opposition lawmaker Yuval Steinitz (Likud) urged his fellow Israelis in remarks to The Jerusalem Post to "wake up from their slumber" before the policies of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert provide the Palestinians with a platform for missile and mortar strikes on Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as well.