The Israeli army has deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries in several locations in the south, including one near the city of Ashdod, following several incidents of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory.

Three rockets were fired at Israel on Wednesday evening. Two of them exploded in open areas in a community near the border, and the third in the Ashkelon area.

Israeli defense officials believe that the rocket fire was the result of internal strife between Hamas and a Salafist group. After the rocket fire, Israel Air Force jets struck three Hamas targets in the Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said. […]