03:12 GMT27 November 2020
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    Rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip are frequently reported in the area, with the latest incident described by the Israeli military on Sunday, 15 November. According to IDF, two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward central and sourthern Israel.

    The rocket launched earlier in the day from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory caused damage to a factory in Ashkelon, the Israeli police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld said, noting that police were working at the site of the rocket's crash in the industrial zone.

    Earlier in the day. the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said that a red alert was activated in the city of Ashkelon, noting that details were under investigation. According to an Israeli military, one rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

    According to reports by The Jerusalem Post, witnesses on the scene claimed that explosions could be heard.

    Channel 13 initially reported that a rocket "apparently landed in an open area".

    ​A tweet reads: "Following the report of a warning, one launch was identified from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory".
    A tweet reads: "An alert was activated in the city of Ashkelon, the details are under investigation".

    A video allegedly showing a rocket in the skies above what was reported to be Ashkelon was shared on social media.

    ​Magen David Adom - an Israeli National Emergency Pre-Hospital Medical and Blood Services Organization - said no casualties were reported.

    "Following the red alert that was sounded in the last minutes in the Ashkelon sector, no calls were received for casualties at MDA's 101 hotline", MDA stated.

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