Home which was struck by a rocket overnight in Yad Mordechai.
(photo credit: TAMARA ZIEVE)
The mayoral run-off race due to take place today in the Ashkelon Shore Regional Council was cancelled and postponed to an unknown date.
Mayoral run-off elections are scheduled across Israel today in municipalities where no mayor received the necessary votes in the first round, two weeks ago. Apart from Ashkelon Shore, all run-off races are set to take place.
Interior Minister Arye Deri said he "decided to postpone the election in the Ashkelon Shore [region] because the residents' security is more important. We cannot hold an election when the residents cannot leave safe structures, shelters and at-home safe rooms. The elections will be postponed until quieter days."Dozens of rockets hit the Ashkelon regional council overnight
. Several rockets hit in Ashkelon, killing one man who was found in the rubble of a building and injuring dozens others.
School was cancelled across Israel's south and residents asked to stay near shelters.
Israel's security cabinet has moved their meeting forward
to 9 a.m. this morning to discuss the escalation with Gaza.