Israeli forces and Hamas militants exchanged fire overnight on Wednesday, August 8, and into the early hours of the next morning. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) reported missiles from Gaza hit the Israeli border areas of Sderot, Hof Ashkelon and Eshkol.
A IDF spokesman tweeted roughly 70 missiles were fired, mostly into open areas, of which 11 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. At least two Israelis were injured by glass shards, medical organization Magen David Adom reported.
The IDF confirmed they responded by firing at 140 targets in Gaza. Palestinian media reported airstrikes continued through the night into Thursday morning. Schools were closed on Thursday morning in Gaza, as warning sirens continued to blare.