Grad Rocket Fired From Gaza Explodes in Southern Ashkelon

Several people were treated for shock following the explosion, which landed in an open area and caused no damage.

A grad rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open area in the industrial district of Southern Ashkelon on Sunday evening.

A few people were treated for shock following the explosion, which caused no damage. Police are currently in the area working to identify the exact location of where the rocket landed.

Israel has seen an upsurge in the number of rockets being fired from Gaza of late, the peak being on Saturday when the southern part of the country was hit by over 50 rockets.

On Saturday, Israel Defense Forces killed two Palestinian terrorists near the Gaza border.

The IDF spokesperson said that troops fired after identifying two terrorists near the border.

Two Israelis were wounded and a home was damaged by the barrage of rockets fired at Israel on Saturday morning.

Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip, claimed responsibility for 10 of Saturday's rockets, an unusual move after a long period in which it had let other smaller militant groups do its bidding.

"Targeting the enemy's posts was a response to the ongoing Zionist assaults, airstrikes and tanks shelling on the Gaza Strip. The latest was two days ago, where two of our mujahidin were killed," said Hamas' armed wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades.

Responding to the rockets later on Saturday, Israel struck several Hamas targets in Gaza.