Four Gaza Rockets Fired at Israel; Two Intercepted

Four Gaza rockets were launched at Israel from the coastal enclave on Wednesday afternoon, the Israeli military said. Two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, and the remaining two fell in an open area.

Rocket alerts sounded in southern Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip earlier Wednesday, alerting locals to incoming rockets.

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The Israeli army said it was looking into the circumstances. 

Benny Gantz, Kahol Lavan leader and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief rival, said in a statement that the prime minister "has failed to fulfill his duty and provide Israel's citizens living in the south with security.

"We'll put an end to the rockets and the money he's transferring to Hamas. It's time to make a decision," Gantz said in reference to the Qatari cash infusion Israel is allowing to enter the coastal enclave.    

The last time Palestinians fired rockets at Israel was some three weeks ago, when Netanyahu was attending an election campaign event in the southern port city of Ashkelon.

The rocket fire forced Netanyahu to leave the stage mid-speech and seek shelter; he later returned to complete the address. The Iron Dome missile defense system had intercepted one rocket at the time.