IDF: 80 rockets were fired from Gaza last night; none launched in last 6 hours

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

Some 80 rockets and mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel between 7 p.m. yesterday and 7 a.m. today, with 10 of them falling short of the border and landing within the Palestinian enclave, the Israel Defense Forces says.

According to the IDF, roughly 90 percent of the rockets heading toward populated areas were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The IDF conducted a number of overnight strikes in the Gaza Strip, continuing its campaign against Hamas’s sprawling tunnel network throughout the enclave, the military says.

Rocket fire from largely abated overnight, with the last attack occurring just after 1 a.m., targeting the town of Kiryat Malachi and the surrounding area.

No direct injuries were reported in the late-night attacks, save for a man in his 50s who injured himself on a bomb shelter door and a 14-year-old girl who fell while running for cover, medics say.

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