Israel intercepts ‘barrage of rockets’ from Gaza

A number of explosions have been reported, as rocket alert sirens awoke residents of the Israeli communities next to the Gaza border on Tuesday morning. The Israeli Defense Forces said that a barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza, stating that the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted several missiles. At least 24 rocket sirens went off in the Eshkol Regional Council, Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council and Sdot Negev Regional Council on Tuesday morning at around 7:00 am, Arutz Sheva reports. According to the unconfirmed report, some of the projectiles exploded inside two communities in the Eshkol Regional Council, while several others never reached the target and exploded in open areas. No injuries have been reported.