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Woman hurt in rocket strike

Gaza terrorists fire more rockets at south; Netivot home sustains direct hit, woman lightly hurt

Ilana Curiel
Published: 01.03.09, 18:17 / Israel News

The rocket fire towards Israel from Gaza continued Saturday as the IDF military operation in the Strip continues. One woman was lightly injured by a Qassam rocket that directly hit a home in the southern town of Netivot.

 

The woman sustained shrapnel wounds to her leg and was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

 

Boaz Rakiya, a rescue forces spokesman, said the rocket had struck the roof of the house and caused it to cave in. He said rescue forces were sifting through the rubble to search for gas leaks and any other people who may be trapped inside.

 

Another rocket fell in an open area near the city. An additional rocket was fired at a kibbutz in Shaar HaNegev Regional Council, and another landed in Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported in these attacks.

 

In the afternoon four Qassam rockets were fired at Sderot, and three others landed in Shaar HaNegev and Eshkol Regional Councils.

 

In the morning, Palestinians fired several rocket barrages towards southern Israel. Two people were lightly injured by shrapnel after a rocket hit a building in the port city of Ashdod. A woman suffered shock as a rocket landed in an open field in the Kiryat Malachi area.

 

The rocket fired at Ashdod hit a building in the city. Magen David Adom rescue crews were dispatched to the area and attended to the injured. The power supply to the area was cut off by Israel Electric Corporation teams.

 

Ronen Medzini contributed to this report

 

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