Footage has emerged of an Israeli owned weapon system shooting down rockets fired from Gaza.
In response to the rockets, Israeli Defence Force (IDF) fighter jets and attack helicopters have also started taking down targets.
Eight different alarm sirens were activated throughout the night in Israel’s southern communities, including the city of Sderot near the Gaza border.
Media outlets in Gaza said Israel struck targets in the area of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip in retaliation.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt Gen Gadi Eisenkot has held an emergency meeting with senior officials.
Residents in affected areas have been warned not to hold gatherings of up to 100 people in open areas and 500 in closed areas.
More to follow…