Two Grad rockets exploded in the Ashdod area, one of them near a residential neighborhood and another further away. A rocket alert was also sounded in Ashkelon, but the city was apparently not hit. No injuries or damage have been reported so far as ynet news reported.
Radio Israel said that residents of Ashdod and neighboring towns were startled early Friday evening by an alarm sounded after two rockets were launched from Gaza at the southern city. A short while after the alarm was sounded, residents of the area reported hearing blasts.
Army sources told Ynet news that the rockets were fired from the outskirts of Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip. The fire came from al-Atatra neighborhood.