Updated May 4, 2019 11:30 (UTC +3)

Since 10am local time, scores of rockets have been fired from Gaza towards southern and central Israel. No casualties have been reported as of yet.

The army has retaliated by firing at Hamas observation points. Further retaliation is expected.

The rocket sirens have gone off in Rehovot, Ashdod and Ashkelon, among other cities, marking an elevation of the hostilities carried out by Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza.

Authorities have opened public shelters for those out in the open.

It is still unclear to what extent this current round of hostilities will be carried out – whether it will be contained as such, or Israel will retaliate with heavier forces.

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