Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip fired four rockets at southern Israel on Wednesday, but all they managed to damage was one of their own UN-run schools.
Two of the rockets were identified as genuine threats and intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system.
A third rocket landed in an open field, and the fourth fell short of clearing the Gaza security fence and instead impacted the United Nations-run Ghazi al-Shawa public school in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun.
Despite the lack of casualties or damage on the Israeli side, the IDF launched a fierce retaliation, striking three Hamas military installations.
Israeli officials insisted that if there would be no quiet for the residents of southern Israel, then there would be no quiet for the residents of Gaza.