The Hamas rocket blitz against Israel soared into a new dimension with 10 rockets and mortar rounds fired simultaneously Wednesday night at Ashkelon, Netivot, Sdot Negev and Sderot. Iron Dome batteries intercepted two over Ashkelon and one over Netivot. There were no casualties. This was the third volley from the Gaza Strip Wednesday, flying in the face of assurances from Israeli military spokesmen that “Hamas is not bent on escalation.” In the two earlier rounds, 8 mortar shells were aimed at Kerem Shalom and the same number at Eshkol District – a total of 30 projectiles fired against Israel from the Gaza Strip in one day.