BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – At approximately 1:30 A.M. (local time), eight rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, the Spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported.
The missiles were intercepted by the IDF’s iron dome system before they could reach their intended targets.
In response to the missiles, the Israeli forces activated their rocket sirens over the Sdot HaNegev Regional Council, the IDF Spokesperson added.
The IDF has reportedly responded to the missiles by firing artillery shells and launching airstrikes over the southern countryside of the Gaza Strip.
More rockets were fired from Gaza towards the Israeli settlements shortly after the airstrikes – the hostilities between the two parties is still ongoing.