This weekend, as Israelis were marking the holy Sabbath, thousands of families across southern Israel had to spend this day running in and out of bomb shelters.

In the space of 24 hours, starting Friday evening, Hamas terrorists in Gaza rained down a barrage of over 200 rockets and mortars on communities in southern Israel, representing the single heaviest day of rocket fire since the end of Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

One of these rockets hit a children’s play area in Sderot, while another hit a Synagogue. Thankfully both were empty at the time.

A member of the Israeli security forces inspects the damage on the rooftop of a building in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, caused by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on July 14, 2018. Rockets were fired at southern Israel from Gaza, the Israeli military said, without causing any casualties. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES