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Gaza terrorists fire some 230 rockets and mortar shells at Israel over 12 hours

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Palestinian terrorists fired some 230 rockets and mortar shells from the Gaza Strip toward Israel over the past 12 hours, the Israel Defense Forces says.

Of these, 30 failed to clear the border and landed within Gaza territory, according to the military.

Soldiers operating the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted roughly 90 percent of the incoming projectiles heading toward populated areas, the IDF says.

One person, an IDF soldier, has been injured by rocket fire today, sustaining shrapnel wounds to his arm, and at least 11 more were light injured while running to bomb shelters, medics say.

Security forces at the scene where a fragment of a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern city of Ashdod, on May 19, 2021 (Flash90)
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