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350 rockets fired by Islamic Jihad since Friday; 94 fall short in Gaza, 29 land in sea, including 2 off Tel Aviv

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

Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza City, August 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza City, August 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

The latest Israel Defense Forces data put the number of rockets and mortars launched toward Israel by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group since Friday at 350, downgrading an earlier assessment of 361 rockets.

Of them, 94 fell short in the Gaza Strip and another 29 fell into the Mediterranean Sea, including two off Tel Aviv, according to the latest data, which is as of 6:30 p.m.

The Iron Dome air defense system has intercepted 162 projectiles, according to the data.

The military says the Iron Dome missile defense system has demonstrated a 95.9 percent success rate at intercepting projectiles fired toward populated areas.

Earlier today, a factory in a town close to the border and a home in Sderot were hit by rocket attacks. Three people, including two soldiers, were also lightly hurt in a separate mortar bombardment near a town in the Eshkol Regional Council.

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