After a relatively calm night, Gaza rocket fire
resumed Sunday morning. Color Red sirens sounded in Sderot
and the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council one after the other.
Three people suffered mild shrapnel injuries and two people suffered shock. Two cars, including a neighborhood watch cruiser in Sha'ar Hanegev, sustained damage.
Meanwhile, a rocket hit a factory in the Sderot area. No injuries were reported but damage was caused to the building. This was the fourth time the factory has been hit by rockets.
The al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad's
military wing, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire.
Victim taken to hospital (Photo: Herzl Yosef)
The vehicle hit left two men in their 50s lightly injured. A third man, in his 40s, suffered shrapnel wounds. In Sderot two people suffered shock.
All of the injured were taken to the Soroka and Barzilai medical centers. One of the rockets fired from Gaza landed in a soccer field. The school day in Eshkol, Shaar Hanegev, Sdot Negev and Gan Yavne was canceled over the security situation.
Factory near Sderot suffers direct hit (Photo: Eliad Levy)
On Saturday a total of 31 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel.
Since midnight, some 23 rockets hit southern communities.
Earlier on Sunday, two rockets were fired at the Eshkol Regional Council and two at Hof Ashkelon. No injuries were reported.
Vehicle damaged after rocket hit (Photo: Yoav Zitun)
Spokesperson's Unit said that the Air Force attacked two rocket launching sites in the northern Gaza Strip overnight as well as arms production and storage sites in response to the rocket fire on Israel's south. Direct hits were carried out.
Some 31 Qassams, mortar shells and Grad rockets were fired from northern Gaza at Israel throughout Saturday evening, as the defense establishment and the south's residents brace for yet another round of violene.
Ambulance in Sderot (Photo: Avi Rokach)
The fire followed a border attack
that saw terrorists launch an anti-tank missile at an IDF patrol near Karni crossing. Two soldiers were seriously wounded and two others were moderately injured.
IDF tanks fired at terror targets in the Strip following the attack. Gaza medical sources said that four people were killed and 25 others were injured.
Yoav Zitun and Ilana Curiel contributed to this report