Rocket From Lebanon Hits Northern Israel After Gaza Rockets Rain On South: 130 Rockets Fired, Iron Dome Downs 16


rocket2A rocket fired from Lebanon into Israel fell near Kiryat Shmona in the north Monday night, after more than 130 rockets were launched from Gaza at Israel throughout the day, wounding one man and damaging an Ashdod shopping mall, as Egypt pressed on with efforts to broker a durable truce.

Residents in the north reported hearing three blasts near Kiryat Shmona Monday night, and the IDF said at least one rocket fell near the northern town, while another fell near the border with Lebanon.

Lebanese media reported that a rocket was fired from southern Lebanon. The IDF fired on positions in Lebanon Monday night in retaliation for the rocket attack, and Lebanese media reported that over 18 shells landed in southern Lebanon.

According to the IDF, 130 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza since last midnight, some 16 of which were intercepted and four managed to land direct hits on structures.

Shrapnel from a Gaza rocket shot down by an Iron Dome missile defense battery hit the Kenyon (Mall) City shopping mall in Ashdod. No injuries were initially reported from the scene. In the meantime, over 16 rockets and mortars hit the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council in less the 10 minutes.

The Israeli Air Force executed 16 strikes on terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including rocket launchers and weapons manufacturing sites. Read more at Ynet.

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