Two Qassam rockets fired by Palestinians in Gaza slammed into a home and a warehouse in Sderot Thursday evening. A woman sustained light shrapnel injuries, while a number of other residents suffered from shock.
The home, which was deserted, was severely damaged.
A total of six rockets landed in Israeli territory throughout the day, as did a few mortar shells, which landed near the border fence with Gaza and near the community of Native Ha’asara, located just north of the Strip.
Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal said he had anticipated the attacks following Wednesday’s targeted killings of senior terror group members by the IDF in Gaza.
“Unfortunately, we expect the situation to deteriorate, as Hamas has yet to take part (in the terror activity),” he said. “When they wake up – the situation will be completely different.”
Also on Wednesday, the parents’ associations of Sderot told Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that they had decided not to open the upcoming school year. The parents are demanding that the authorities to respect the High Court’s ruling regarding the city’s fortification and present plans and a timetable for its implementation.
However, Moyal said the fortification would not eradicate the Qassam threat.