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Overview: Mortar shell fire continues to target Israel´s south. This past week nine rocket hits were identified, including long-range rockets, and four mortar shell hits.

An anti-Semitic terrorist attack was carried out at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France. An armed terrorist riding a motorcycle opened fire, killing a teacher, his two children, and the daughter of the school principal. High-ranking French politicians strongly condemned the attack.

Preparations continue in various locations for the March 30 propaganda events. This past week the Asian convoy passed through Iran on its way to Turkey, and from there to Lebanon. The convoy members met with the Iranian president and other senior figures, who praised them and called for an end to the existence of the "Zionist regime" [i.e., Israel].

Israel´s South Important Terrorism Events

Rocket Fire

Despite the lull arrangement, this past week sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip continued to target Israel´s south, including long-range rockets, although to a lesser degree than during the escalation. Since the arrangement went into effect, nine rockets, including long-range Grad rockets, and four mortar shells hit Israeli territory. In addition, two rockets were intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome aerial defense system.

-On March 15 four rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. Two others were intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome. One of rockets targeted the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashdod and two were aimed at the city of Beersheba. There were no casualties and no damage was done.

-On March 16 a rocket hit an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties and no damage was done.

-On the morning of March 19 a rocket hit an open area in the western Negev. There were no casualties but a hothouse suffered extensive damage.

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