Rockets fired into the night (illustrative)
Rockets fired into the night (illustrative) Nati Shohat/Flash90

"Red alert" air raid sirens sounded Wednesday evening in Jewish towns near the Gaza border.

Sirens were heard in the following towns and cities in the Gaza Envelope: Sde Uziahu, Emunim, Azrikam, Ashkelon, Beer Ganim, and Berekhya.

Immediately afterwards, sirens sounded in Ashkelon as well.

Two rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

In a statement, the IDF said that one launch was identified from Gaza, and it was intercepted by the soldiers in charge of air defense.

More to follow.