Photo: Reuters
Qassam rocket (Archive photo)
Photo: Reuters

2 Qassam rockets land in south

One rockets lands near Kibbutz Mefalsim, causing damage to two cars; one woman suffers from shock. Another rocket hits Sderot area; no injuries reported

Palestinians fired two Qassam rockets from the northern Gaza Strip on Monday morning. One of the rockets landed near Kibbutz Mefalsim, causing damage to two cars.


A Magen David Adom crew dispatched to the area evacuated a woman who suffered from shock to the Barzilai Medical Center in Asheklon.


The other rocket landed near the southern town of Sderot and did not cause injuries or damage.


The Sderot Municipality spokesman reported that the Red Color alert system was activated in the southern town once a report was received on the launching of the rockets.


On Saturday, Palestinians fired a Qassam rocket from the northern Gaza Strip. The rocket landed near the community of Mavkiim, south of Ashkelon. There were no reports of injuries, but the road suffered damage.


The Israel Defense Forces continue to operate in the Qassam launching area in a bid to halt the fire.


On Thursday, Palestinians fired five Qassam rockets at Israel, one of them hitting the Sapir College in Shaar Hanegev and another causing heavy damage to a house in Sderot.


The Sderot Municipality said in a statement: "In the past two weeks Qassams have been fired in fixed hours between 6 and 9 a.m., which are critical hours during which students leave for school and adults leave for work. We have also noticed that the rockets themselves have become more sophisticated, causing more serious damage."


פרסום ראשון: 09.25.06, 08:03
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