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2 rockets hit Hof Ashkelon; 1 hurt

Fired within space of three hours, rockets explode in open areas south of Ashkelon. One foreign worker sustains light wounds caused by shrapnel

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 11.06.11, 07:35 / Israel News

Two rockets were fired from the northern Gaza Strip within a space of three hours overnight exploding in open areas in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.


The first rocket did not cause injuries or damage, whereas the second one caused shrapnel wounds to one foreign worker. He was taken to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.


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On Friday, a rocket fired from Gaza after three days of calm hit an open area in Ashkelon. No injuries or damage were reported.


ההרוג בתקיפה - פעיל בזרוע הצבאית של הג'יהאד האיסלאמי (צילום: רויטרס)

IAF attack victim belonged to Islamic Jihad (Photo: Reuters)


On Saturday, Palestinian sources in Gaza reported that IAF helicopters targeted a terror cell in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis.


The cell was comprised of Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades' operatives. According to the Palestinians, one of the terrorists was killed.


The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed that the IAF had foiled an attempt by Gaza militants to fire rockets at Israel. The pilots reported hitting their mark.


Medical sources in Gaza said that one man was killed and three others were wounded in the IAF strike.




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