IDF aircraft on Wednesday night fired towards a vehicle used by a Gazan rocket launching squad to launch a rocket at Israeli territory.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said shortly after midnight that, over a period of five hours, approximately 70 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel.
The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted 11 launches, the majority of the rockets hit open areas.
At least two people, including a 13-year-old boy, were injured in Sderot during the initial barrage of eight missiles.
Earlier on Wednesday, the IDF struck 12 targets in Gaza in retaliation for the rocket barrage.
The targets include a tunnel-part and concrete factory, an offensive maritime terror tunnel shaft along the coast and several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip, among them rocket manufacturing facilities and a central logistical military complex.
The tunnel-part factory is a site which was intended to be used as a hotel, and was overtaken by the Hamas terror organization in 2012. The factory manufactures parts for offensive terror tunnels under civilian disguise.