Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a GRAD missile at the southern Israel city of Beersheva on Monday night.
The missile triggered Beersheva's air raid sirens, sending local residents scrambling for bomb shelters. The missile landed in an open area and did not cause any injuries or damage.
Israel responded on Tuesday morning with an aerial assault on five terrorist targets in Gaza. At least one Hamas terrorist was killed and five people were wounded in the reprisal.
Gaza-based terrorist forces fired more than 30 missiles and mortar shells into southern Israel in July, prompting a serie of Israeli retaliatory strikes.
Defense officials are warning that it is only a matter of time before another full-blown armed confrontation with the terrorist forces that rule Gaza.