Six rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel early Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces has confirmed, APA reports citing Sputnik.
The Israeli force detailed that of the six rockets launched from Gaza, five were downed by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The sixth projectile was said to have fallen in an open area.
Air raid sirens initially sounded along cities situated along the Gazan borders, such as in Ashkelon and Sderot. Early reports suggested explosions had been heard in the region.
Footage emerging on social media offered insight into the early morning incidents.