Palestinians fired several rockets from the Gaza Strip Thursday evening, which exploded near the cities of Ashdod and Beersheba. Magen David Adom teams were alerted to the scene and attended to several people who sustained shock. No damage was reported in the attacks. The most recent attack occurred at 10:30 pm, when a rocket landed outside of Beersheba after the alarm was sounded throughout the city. The rocket was fired after the Air Force struck various targets in Gaza. Rockets also landed throughout the evening in Ashkelon, Beersheba, and the Gaza vicinity communities, and the Homefront Command ordered residents of the south to refrain from attending Saturday prayer services at synagogues without fortified rooms or bomb shelters. Over 40 rockets have been fired at Israel since the morning hours and 23 people suffered shock as a result of the strikes. Ariel, a resident of Ashdod, told Ynet that for the past three days the siren system in her neighborhood has not been working, and residents have been forced to listen to the radio at all hours in order to be kept informed on rocket attacks. Rubble in Ashdod (Photo: Avi Roccah) Earlier Thursday a rocket hit an eight-story apartment building in Ashdod. Shortly later a Qassam hit one of the communities in the Eshkol regional Council, causing some damage to buildings in the area. Two other Qassams landed in open areas in Eshkol and one rocket exploded in an open field between Ashkelon and Ashdod. No injuries or damage have been reported in any of the attacks. Three rockets landed in Beersheba during the day, and several others feel in Ashkelon.