IDF says 270 rockets fired at Israel, 62 intercepted by Iron Dome

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

Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza, May 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza, May 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)

The Israel Defense Forces says that as of 4 p.m., Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have launched 270 rockets and mortars at Israel.

The IDF says 205 of the projectiles crossed the border, while 65 fell short in Gaza.
The Iron Dome air defense system intercepted 62 of the rockets, while three landed in urban areas. The rest landed in open areas without causing damage, according to the IDF.

The military says it has carried out strikes against 53 separate sites, which include a total of 104 assets belonging to Islamic Jihad.

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