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Israeli school children sit in bomb shelters equipped by donors, waiting for the rocket fire to end. (Archive: June 2, 2015.)

The city of Ashkelon has opened its public bomb shelters, Mayor Tomer Glam said in a statement Tuesday night, about half an hour after a barrage of rockets was fired at the southern port city of Ashdod and the nearby city of Ashkelon.

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“Municipal teams are in the field and working to implement city directives in these next few minutes,” he said.

“We can say that the Iron Dome system intercepted both rockets that were fired at the city. We will provide additional details as they become available.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.