09:57 GMT19 April 2021
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    Israel is the target of rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip on a regular basis, with the latest such incidents being registered on Friday morning, when six missiles were fired at the Jewish state.

    Air-raid sirens went off on Tuesday evening in cities across southern Israel, the Israel Defence Forces announced via its Twitter account.

    The military specified that the alert was sounded in the coastal cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod.

    Two rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip, with one of them being intercepted by Israeli air-defence systems, according to IDF.

    The news comes as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is on a trip to the US, where he is participating in a ceremony to sign historic deals normalising relations with the UAE and Bahrain.

    Israel is regularly targeted by rocket attacks from Gaza, a coastal self-governing Palestinian territory which is governed by Hamas, a militant group that Tel Aviv considers a terror organisation and has fought against in several wars.

    The latest attack was launched on Friday, 11 September, when at least six rockets were fired at Israel, with none of them causing any damages or injuries.

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