A rocket fired by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Gaza Strip-based Hamas Islamist movement, hit on Saturday the Israeli city of Ashdod, causing a heavy fire there, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.
In the earlier hours of Saturday, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades said they had fired rockets at the Israeli cities of Be’er Sheva and Ashdod in response to the deadly airstrike on the Al-Shati refugee camp in the city of Gaza.
“Barrages of rockets are being fired non-stop from Gaza into southern Israel. Tonight, a rocket hit the city of Ashdod—see the damage for yourself. This won’t go unanswered,” the IDF wrote on its Twitter page and posted a video of the heavy fire.
According to The Jerusalem Post newspaper, the fire erupted at a port plant. There is no information about any injured people.