Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off stage by bodyguards in Ashdod on Tuesday evening after sirens went off because of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu was in the middle of a campaign speech when the sirens went off a bit after 9 p.m. in communities near Gaza in southern Israel. Residents sent to bomb shelters and no injuries or damage were reported.
The IDF said that two rockets were fired at Israel; both were intercepted by the Iron Dome air-defense system.
The prime minister soon returned to finish his speech.
Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman was also in Ashdod and wrote on Facebook that the rocket attack “proves that Netanyahu’s policy, which means surrendering to terrorism is bankrupt.”