Residents in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council woke up Thursday morning to siren alarm sounds. A Qassam rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel and exploded in an open area south of Ashkelon. No injuries or damage were reported.
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The IDF responded by striking various targets in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians recently reported that IAF jets threw fliers over Gaza. The Hamas-affiliated "Palestine" daily claimed the fliers warned residents not to approach the border fence.
It was also claimed some fliers called locals to reports arms smugglers in the area. The IDF denied the claims.
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