Israeli military launch a missile from the Iron Dome missile system in the southern city of Beer Sheva. Photo: AFP
Three people have been killed by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malahi, an Israeli police spokeswoman says.
"We have three killed," spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP on Thursday. She said four other people were injured in a "direct hit on a house" in the town 15 kilometres north of the Gaza Strip.
The rocket attack comes amid a vast Israeli operation against Gaza militants which began on Wednesday with the killing of a top Hamas chief.
Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip since the start of the operation have killed 11 Palestinians, including Ahmed Jaabari, the operational commander of Hamas's armed wing, and wounded at least 100, medical officials said.