The IDF and IAF are now operating in Gaza (above image) in responsive to three barrages of nearly 30 mortar shells altogether that the Islamic Jihad in Gaza fired at the south of Israel earlier this morning. The Iron Dome Missile Defense system intercepted most of the mortar shells, but one sneaked past, exploded and peppered a kindergarten with dozens of chunks of deadly shrapnel (image, bellow) . At this time, there is quite a bit of jet fighter activity overhead. Thanks to Hashem, no one has been hurt.
Update, Israel time, 2:45 PM - more red alert sirens have just been heard in the south of Israel, for the 4th time today - we're awaiting further details
Update, Israel time, 2:53 PM - sirens are now sounding in the Ashkelon area
Update, Israel time, 5:03 PM - there have been more barrages, heavy machine-gun fire from Gaza and 107 mm rockets - the IDF just announced that 3 Israeli soldiers have been wounded