one of the rockets launched at Israel tonight
one of the rockets launched at Israel tonight צילום: נגה בנודיז-סיהו/TPS

Terrorists in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip launched 22 rockets at southern Israel Sunday evening, targeting border towns and coastal cities including Sderot and Ashkelon.

Shortly after the rocket launches were detected, Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system was activated, shooting down at least one rocket fired from Gaza into Israel. The Iron Dome system intercepted ten of the rockets, the IDF stated.

The rocket attacks come following an attempted terrorist attack on the Israel-Gaza border Sunday morning, when two terrorists placed a bomb near the Israeli security fence in the Khan Yunis area of the southern Gaza Strip.

Both of the terrorists were eliminated in the abortive attack, and their bodies were later retrieved by IDF forces.