The Israel Defense Forces reported a barrage of rockets was fired at cities located in both central and southern Israel late Wednesday evening. Home Front Command Alerts were triggered in the Israeli cities Ashdod, Rehovot and Gedera, according to the IDF.
Reported eyewitness footage from Rehovot shows the interception of a rocket near the city, but blasts from the rocket barrage can be overheard in a social media video allegedly recorded from Gaza.
The IDF reported various locations in southern Israel were struck by “hundreds of rockets” fired by Islamic jihadists in Gaza.
Israel and Gaza have been exchanging rocket fire for the past several days following the reported airstrike killing of Baha Abu al-Ata, commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the ongoing Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip has resulted in the death of at least fifteen Palestinians, including a father and two of his sons, and injured at more than ten others, in several parts of the coastal enclave.
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