Six Rockets Fired into Israel From Gaza Early Thursday Morning

Four children and one adult have been injured in a series of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medics have told the BBC.

The raids took place on Thursday shortly after militants fired six rockets towards Ashkelon in southern Israel, the military said.

In Gaza, witnesses said planes attacked five different sites and explosions could be heard across the Strip.

Attacked in Gaza was an underground rocket launcher, an ammunition arsenal, an ammunition factory, and at least one missile hit a training facility for al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamist movement, Hamas, which governs Gaza.

Another raid was reported to have targeted a rocket launcher cell in an agricultural farm east of Gaza City.

Just one day after Israel called up reserves and held a command conference on the Gaza situation  militants in  Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a barrage of rockets towards the city of Ashkelon at approximately 2:00 am local time Thursday morning.

Five of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system,  while one additional rocket may have landed in an empty field.

Please see yesterday’s post: Israel Conducts Senior Situation Assessment; Calls Up Hundreds of  Reserves

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