Gunfire heard as forces rush to suspected infiltration near Ashkelon

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Special forces are rushing to the Ashkelon industrial zone near the southern coastal city and close to the border with the Gaza Strip, local authorities say.

Gunfire is heard in the area, the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council says.

No further details are immediately available, but media describe the incident as a suspected infiltration.

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