Rocket attacks
Rocket attacksNati Shohat/Flash 90

A series of sirens were sounded overnight Friday in southern Israel.

The sirens began at around 1:30 a.m. Israel time and were heard in the Sdot Hanegev, Eshkol, Shaar Hanegev and Hof Ashkelon Regional Councils, as well as in the city of Sderot.

Unconfirmed reports said the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted several rockets that were fired from Gaza towards Israeli territory.

The IDF confirmed that sirens were sounded in southern Israel but did not provide further details.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Arab media reported on Friday night that the IDF attacked targets east of al-Bureij in Gaza, as well as in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.

The IDF has not confirmed the reports.

Earlier on Friday, an IDF officer was moderately injured by a grenade that terrorists from Gaza threw at him during violent riots along the security fence.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that troops responded by firing towards the terrorists. A hit was identified.

The injured officer was evacuated for medical treatment at a hospital. His family has been notified.

Meanwhile, the weekly violent “March of the Return” riots along the Gaza border continued on Friday. According to the IDF, thousands of Palestinian Arabs violently rioted along the Gaza border, hurling grenades, explosive devices, and firebombs at the security fence and IDF troops.

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