Rockets Fired at Ashkelon

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- For the first time in nearly two months, residents of the coastal city of Ashkelon heard the familiar sound of air raid sirens early Wednesday morning, signaling incoming rockets fire from the Gaza Strip.

There were no injuries or property damage from three rockets that landed in open areas, Israel Radio reported.

At least one rocket didn't make it into Israel, exploding on the Gaza side of the border.

Operation Pillar of Defense, the Israel Defense Forces' eight-day military incursion into the Gaza Strip last November, accomplished its two main goals: to cripple terror organizations and defend Israeli citizens living under daily threat of Palestinian rocket fire. During the operation, Israeli pilots carried out 1,500 pinpoint airstrikes. 

When the Color Red air raid sirens sound, Israelis have about 15 seconds to take cover from incoming projectiles.

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