Rockets fired at Gaza border towns following clashes inside Al-Aqsa Mosque

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On Wednesday morning, a series of rockets were fired by terrorists in the Gaza Strip towards several towns in southern Israel, following confrontations between Palestinians and police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Later, near the city of Hebron in the West Bank, an Israeli soldier was suspected to have been wounded in a shooting, amid increased tensions between Israelis and Palestinians during Ramadan and the beginning of Passover.

As a result of the rocket attacks, alert systems were triggered in Sderot and other nearby communities, with additional warning sirens sounding at a kibbutz in the vicinity about 20 minutes later, the Times of Israel reported.

As per the Israel Defense Forces, a total of five projectiles were launched in the first attack, out of which four were successfully intercepted by the air defense systems. The military stated that four more rockets were fired soon after, but they landed in open spaces.

The Sderot Municipality confirmed that one of the rockets hit a factory in the industrial zone, causing damage. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported yet.

On Wednesday morning, Palestinian media reported that in retaliation, Israeli forces targeted certain locations in Gaza, which caused alarm sirens to go off in several southern communities. The IDF did not immediately confirm the alleged strikes.

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