IDF aerial and ground forces attacked targets in Gaza on Thursday night. The IDF is increasing its fire on terrorist targets by using both aircraft combined with artillery fire.

Residents of the Gaza Strip reported hearing huge explosions in the area as a result of the IDF's massive attack in the Gaza Strip.

The IDF called on residents of communities located up to four kilometers from the Gaza border to remain in shelters until further notice.

Simultaneously with the extensive attacks on Gaza, heavy barrages of rockets were fired at communities in southern Israel and the Shphela region. A rocket hit a home in Ashkelon and miraculously there were no injuries.

In Ashkelon, a 60-year-old man was seriously injured by shrapnel during a rocket barrage.

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Magen David Adom paramedics provided him with medical treatment and evacuated him to Barzilai Hospital. Searches are being conducted to make sure there are no additional casualties.

Earlier on Thursday evening, an 87-year-old woman from Moshav Shtulim near Ashdod died after suffering a head injury while running to a protected space during a siren.

A rocket exploded between several houses in Be'er Sheva, without causing any physical injuries. Two people who suffered from anxiety were treated at the scene.

More than 300 rockets were fired at Israel on Thursday. Sirens were sounded in the evening in Ashdod, Modi'in, Lod, Ramla, the communities in the Shphela region, in the Ashkelon and Ashdod areas, as heavy rocket barrages were fired from the Gaza Strip.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced shortly after midnight that IDF aerial and ground forces were attacking targets in Gaza. An IDF fighter jet and aircraft earlier attacked a number of buildings housing many Hamas and Islamic Jihad weapons. One of the weapons depots that was attacked was in the home of a Hamas naval activist. Read more at Arutz-7