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Sderot: Man injured in Qassam attack

Rocket fired from Gaza Strip lands in town, hitting house and wounding one resident; several people suffer shock

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 08.28.07, 10:56 / Israel News

A Sderot resident was lightly-to-moderately wounded Tuesday by shrapnel and several other people suffered shock after a Qassam rocket hit a house in town.

 

The rocket landed directly in a bedroom, when all the residents of the home were hiding the bomb shelter. A man standing near the house was injured from shrapnel in his eye and was treated by emergency services.

 

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Fatah's military wing claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

Amir Sabag, a resident of the house that was hit, told Ynet, "I was home with my mother and father. We were in our rooms and then we heard the color red alert and ran to the bomb shelter. We heard a very strong explosion that shook the whole house.

 

"When we left the shelter, we saw that the rocket had hit the bathroom and caused very severe damage to the house. Not long ago another rocket landed outside of the house. We really hope this nightmare ends already."

 

Eran Cohen, Sabag's next door neighbor added, "We are close to Beit Hanoun and that's why the Qassams land in our neighborhood. I saw the trail of smoke, I heard the blast and I immediately knew that a rocket had landed in the area."

 

The rocket landed in town shortly before Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas were scheduled to meet in Jerusalem to discuss the regional peace conference set for November.

 

Last Thursday, two Qassam rockets fired from northern Gaza landed in Sderot, bringing the total number of rockets fired on the city and the Negev area since the morning hours to eight.

 

One of the rockets hit a house; two women suffered from anxiety. The injured were treated on site by Magen David Adom emergency services. IDF forces are trying to locate the second rocket's landing site.

 

Al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad's military wing claimed responsibility.

 

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