The Israel Air Force has struck 29 targets in Gaza on Wednesday in response to a large-scale Islamic Jihad rocket attack on southern communities earlier in the evening.

The IDF said at least 40 rockets had been fired toward Israeli communities near the borders with southern and northern Gaza in the largest attack since 2012’s Operation Pillar of Defense.

According to the army, eight rockets had fallen in urban, civilian areas. One rocket landed in Sderot, according to police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld, although there were no immediate reports of casualties. […]