Rockets from Gaza intercepted by Iron Dome over Ashkelon

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two rockets fired from Gaza at Ashkelon in southern Israel were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and two others landed in open areas of the city.

Israel’s Air Force retaliated for the attack late Sunday night by striking five terrorist-related sites in Gaza.

Israeli military aircraft bombed three weapon storage and manufacturing facilities as well as two terror activity sites, the IDF said in a statement.

The two rockets intercepted by Iron Dome were headed for populated areas of the city. No injuries and some shrapnel damage were reported from the rockets that landed in southern Israel.

A Code Red siren sounded before the rockets made it to Israeli airspace. 

More than 10 rockets have been fired at Israel in the last two week, with more than 200 rockets launched from Gaza at Israel since the beginning of the year, according to the IDF.