Rocket sirens sound in Ashkelon for first time in 10 days, Islamic Jihad claims responsibility

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

Incoming rocket sirens are sounding in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon for the first time in 10 days.

Alarms are also activated in several nearby communities.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group claims responsibility, saying it fired several rockets at the city.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip has greatly subsided in recent months, amid the IDF’s ongoing ground offensive against Hamas.

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