Hamas threatened to launch a rocket towards Ashkelon at 5:00 PM in the evening in response to the heavy Israeli Air Force airstrikes and launched the farthest-reaching rocket ever.
Gaza terror organizations continue launching rockets despite the extensive airstrikes by the Air Force in the Gaza Strip, and they launched a rocket barrage, including what appears to be the farthest-reaching rocket ever fired by terror organizations in the Strip.
The massive rocket barrage triggered sirens and interceptions in wide-ranging areas, extending as far as Jatt and Baqa al-Gharbiyye in the triangle and even to settlements in the Samaria region, including Reihan, Shaqed, Hinanit, and Tal Menashe. Since the threat of rocket launches at 5:00 PM, at least three more barrages were fired. Emergency services report full deployment in the area, with no direct hits or casualties reported, though one vehicle was damaged in one of the rocket strikes.
In response to the rocket fire, the IDF spokesperson spoke in Arabic in reaction to the threat and Hamas rocket attacks and posted on social media: "5:00 PM has passed, and Hamas is under relentless bombardment in Gaza."
The Magen David Adom organization reports that paramedics and medical teams from MDA have been dispatched to several locations where rocket falls have been reported. At this stage, there is no information about casualties.