Eight rockets were fired at Ashkelon early Wednesday, four intercepted by Iron Dome. They were quickly followed by heavy fire on Kiryat Gat and Kiryat Malachi. Tuesday, the Palestinians fired more than 140 rockets at dozens of locations as far east as the Jordan Valley. Thirty were intercepted. Israel suffered its first fatality in the current campaign: Dror Khanin, 37, from Beit Aryeh, who was handing out food and candy to soldiers posted on the Gaza border when he was fatally wounded by a mortar shell..