The Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad launched 866 projectiles towards Israel. Most rockets targeted towns in southern Israel, but some reached as far north as Tel Aviv.
An Israeli man was killed by a rocket that slammed into a Rehovot home, the country’s first fatality in the current conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security briefing with his security chiefs at the IDF’s Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv. As it ended, Hebrew media cited a message from the premier’s office that Israel would continue its operation in Gaza “as needed” and “continue to exact a heavy price from Islamic Jihad for its aggression against Israel’s citizens.”
Both the European Union’s foreign policy chief and foreign ministers of France, Egypt, Germany and Jordan issued public statements urging a ceasefire.