IDF: 180 rockets launched from Gaza today, 1,300 in total so far

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

Some 180 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israel by terror groups in the Gaza Strip since 6 a.m. today, the military says.

Dozens of the incoming projectiles that were heading toward populated areas were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israel Defense Forces says.

Rockets seen fired from the Gaza strip, into Tel Aviv and central Israel on May 11, 2021 (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Another 40 projectiles were fired from Gaza toward Israel but failed to clear the border and landed inside the enclave, according to the military.

In total, nearly 1,300 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israel since the start of the fighting on Monday evening, according to the IDF’s tally.

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