Two rockets were fired from Gaza toward the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon Tuesday night. Israeli authorities said one was intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system while the other crashed into an open field near Ashkelon.
"The IDF will continue to act against attempts to harm Israeli citizens and sees the Hamas terror organization as responsible for all actions in and from the Gaza Strip," an IDF representative said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at an election rally in Ashdod during the initial rocket attack, forcing him to take cover as sirens went off, and Blue and White legislator Gabi Ashkenazi quickly ended a campaign event in Ashkelon.
The exchange of fire came after Netanyahu promised Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley if he's re-elected next week.