Rocket shot down by Iron Dome — IDF

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

Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward the city of Ashkelon and surrounding communities, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

One of the projectiles was intercepted over the city by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the military says. The second appears to have landed in an open, unpopulated area.

Video footage from Ashkelon shows at least two interceptor missiles being fired into the air and then detonating, apparently shooting down one of the rockets.

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