More than 135 rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip since midnight, the IDF Spokesman's Office said Thursday just prior to noon.

Rockets have targeted Ashdod, Gan Yavne, Ashkelon, Beersheba, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat and the Eshkol Regional Council.

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Well over 200 rockets have been fired into southern Israel since the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday afternoon.