Rocket from Gaza hits Ashdod

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

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip in the latest barrage has slammed into a residential area of Ashdod, local authorities say.

Footage shows a number of cars on fire and smoke rising from between buildings.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service says its medics are heading to the scene to scan for possible injuries.

A number of other rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system.

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