Israel’s military conducted airstrikes in the Gaza Strip after Hamas militants fired rockets from inside Gaza.

Two rockets triggered alarm sirens at 2:00 a.m. in the city of Ashdod and Kibbutz Palmachim as well as in several central Israeli communities. Both of the rockets landed in open areas and no casualties were reported. 

The Israeli’s Iron Dome missile defense system fired at both rockets. Shrapnel from one of the Iron Dome rockets fell in Bat Yam south of Tel Aviv, Mayor Zvika Brot reported. 

No one has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack. However, the Israeli news service Haaretz reported that Hamas stated that lightning from a storm had accidentally caused the rocket launch.