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Rocket from Gaza intercepted by Iron Dome over Ashkelon

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June 19, 2014 | 2:34 pm

<em>An Iron Dome launcher in Israel. Photo by Reuters</em>

An Iron Dome launcher in Israel. Photo by Reuters

At least three rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel, including one that was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system over Ashkelon.

Two rockets were fired from Gaza at about 10 p.m. on Thursday toward Ashkelon; the Code Red alarm system was sounded throughout Ashkelon.

One of the rockets was intercepted by Iron Dome.

A rocket was fired several hours earlier toward Sderot, but exploded in an open area, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

At least 15 rockets have been fired at Israel since last week, the IDF said, and over 200 rockets have been launched from Gaza at Israel since the beginning of the year.

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