A rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday narrowly missed a strategic installation in the southern industrial zone in the Israeli coastal town of Ashkelon.
The industrial zone, which lies less than 10 miles from northern Gaza, is home to a major electrical plant, numerous chemical storage facilities and other sensitive targets. A direct hit on the electrical plant or the storage facilities would result in a major catastrophe for Israel.
Earlier in the morning, three more rockets landed in the southern town of Sderot causing light damage but no injuries. Gaza-based terrorists fired 10 rockets at Sderot on Monday.
The Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad claimed credit for Tuesday's bombardment, saying it came in response to Israel killing two of its members during an overnight anti-terror raid in the northern Samaria (West Bank) town of Jenin.
Israel identified the two eliminated targets as Islamic Jihad militants who appeared on its most wanted list.