Heavy Rocket Fire Continues Over Shabbos, PIJ Violates 10 P.M. Ceasefire

An Israeli paramedic takes cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli town of Sderot, Thursday, May 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

According to an Al Jazeera report on Motzei Shabbos, Israel, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group agreed to an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire beginning at Motzei Shabbos at 10 p.m. However, rocket sirens blared in Gaza border towns at 10:11 p.m.

National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi confirmed that Israel agreed to a ceasefire but will not hesitate to respond if any further attacks take place.

Shortly before 10 p.m., PIJ sent a barrage of rockets into central and southern Israel. Siren blared in the central Israeli cities of Rishon L’Tzion and Holon, in the southern city of Ashkelon, and in Gaza border communities. B’Chasdei Hashem, there were no injuries reported.

In response, the IDF carried out additional airstrikes against 3 PIJ targets in Gaza.

Heavy rocket fire continued over Shabbos, with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group launching a barrage of rockets toward southern Israel on Shabbos morning.

A Palestinian resident of Gaza who was working in an Israeli yishuv near the Gaza border was killed by rocket shrapnel on Shabbos and his brother was seriously injured.

The IDF continued carrying out extensive strikes again PIJ targets in the Gaza Strip, including military command centers in residential buildings after warning residents to leave the area.

A total of 1,234 rockets have been launched at Israel since the beginning of Operation Shield and Arrow.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Carpetbomb Gaza. It’s the only way. We are sick and tired of this nonsense every few months. For goodness sake, grow a backbone and put an end to it once and for all. Shabbos was quiet but we don’t trust any ceasefire. All it does is give them time to regroup.

  2. Blowing up empty houses hasn’t done any good. Why are Jews so foolish to believe that becuase the IDF bombs empty buildings they are doing something. It is NOT anything.
    Either get rid of the terrorists and families and supporters or let the IDF resign and maybe we can hire the Wagner group. They are not concerned with “innocent” civilians and they know how to KILL big.
    Also if the IDF doesn’t go for the deep tunnels where the terrorists hide themselves and their missiles etc, then what good is the IDF doing? Go for their gut and do not accept a ceasefire. We want to destroy terrorists and only accept a surrender.

  3. Don’t mess with Israel.

    take out all the terrorists, Hamas as well. Start Tomorrow.

    הנה לא ינום ולא יישן שומר ישראל