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House damaged by Qassam Archive photo: Yael Livne, Shachar Or
House damaged by Qassam Archive photo: Yael Livne, Shachar Or
 
 

Qassam lands near Ashkelon; 3 lightly injured

Rocket hits home in community south of Ashkelon. Baby injured by shrapnel, mother, grandmother suffer shock

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 07.23.07, 17:14 / Israel News

A Qassam rocket launched from the northern Gaza Strip landed in Kibbutz Karmiya, south of Ashkelon, on Monday afternoon.

 

The rocket hit a house in the kibbutz, destroying one of its rooms. A woman, her daughter, and her baby granddaughter were inside the house when the Qassam hit; the baby was lightly injured from shrapnel while her mother and grandmother suffered from shock.


Baby's crib destroyed in attack (Photo: Yael Livne, Shachar Or)

 

The three were taken to Ashkelon’s Barzilai medical center for treatment.

 

Several Qassam rockets were launched from the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, all of which landed in the western Negev. One woman was lightly injured as a result of the attacks.

 

The al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad’s military wing, claimed responsibility for the attacks. An Islamic Jihad spokesman said the rocket was fired as part of the ongoing response to “Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip”.

 

On Sunday, IDF helicopters fired at launching cells in response to the rocket attacks. According to official Palestinian sources, two Islamic Jihad gunmen were killed and four injured.

 

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