90 rockets launched from Gaza towards Israel

Smoke trails are seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel. Photo: Reuters

About 90 rockets were fired from the Gaza strip into Israeli territory as Iron Dome batteries intercepted dozens of rockets fired at Ashkelon and the Gaza border communities on Saturday, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

A 15-year-old teenager was lightly injured while attempting to reach shelter in Sderot as well as two more civilians were treated for shock, according to the MDA Spokesperson.

Residents in Ashkelon and Ashdod reported hearing explosions in the area as rocket sirends went off in Ashkelon.

Israeli tanks fired at Hamas posts at the Gaza strip, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported.

Several rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome above Ashkelon, the Ashkelon municipality Spokesperson reported.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly hold a security meeting with the IDF chief of staff, the head of intelligence and head of Shin Bet.

A rocket hit a house at the Gaza border community of Kissufim and another landed in a yard at house in Sha’ar Hanegev, according to Israeli media reports. There were no injuries reported.

The Police Spokesperson’s Unit released a statement reminding Israeli residents not to go near remains of rockets and let the Bomb Dispersal Unit handle any sighting reported.

The IDF reportedly attacked several Hamas members in Gaza in retaliation to the rockets launched, killing three.
Roads around the Gaza strip border and Zikim and Ashkelon beaches were blocked as the citizens were instructed to follow IDF instructions.