Iron Dome near southern Israeli city of Ashdo
Iron Dome near southern Israeli city of AshdoReuters

Gaza terrorists interrupted the sleep of residents in southern and central Israel on Monday night, as they fired a salvo of rockets towards these regions.

Sirens were heard in the Eshkol region, in Ashdod and in central Israel, including Tel Aviv.

The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a rocket over the Gush Dan region in central Israel, a second rocket over Ashdod and a third rocket over the central Israeli town of Gedera.

A fourth rocket exploded in an open region in Rishon LeZion.

There were no physical injuries or damages.

Earlier Monday, rockets were fired at several communities in the Gaza border area; Ashkelon was targeted as well. No injuries were reported in any of the attacks.

The IDF halted fire for several hours early in the operation in a humanitarian ceasefire, but Hamas took advantage of this and continued to attack Israel.