Third rocket from Gaza explodes in Sderot

Attack comes after IDF targets 2 Hamas sites in response to rocket-fire, reportedly wounding at least 14.

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in the Israeli town of Sderot Friday night.

The rocket was the third launch of the evening, and came shortly after Israel struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to the previous projectile-fire, reportedly injuring at least 10 people.

The Israel Defense Forces said it hit a training facility and a weapons depot belonging to the terror group..

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said that 14 people were wounded, suffering what it described as light to moderate injuries.

Although no group has yet taken responsibility for the rockets, Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from the Strip, which the terror group still largely controls despite handing over some power back to the PLO.

The strike on Hamas positions came shortly after the army said its Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a rocket fired from Gaza. Sirens blared in communities near the Gaza border soon afterwards, as a second rocket was fired. The army said it did not identify an impact.

The IDF said there were no injuries or damage from either rocket.

The military had warned more rockets could follow, and told of the Gaza periphery to remain close to protected spaces and bomb shelters.

Warning sirens were activated in the Sha’ar Hanegev, Sdot Negev, Hof Ashkelon and Eshkol regional councils, as well as the city of Sderot.

A number of rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza on Thursday.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-strikes-2-hamas-targets-after-gaza-rocket-fire/

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