Tough day in Sderot
Photo: AP

Qassam hits Sderot home; Air Force bombs Gaza

Four Israelis lightly hurt in Sderot, power outage reported in wake of Qassam barrage; several Gazans hurt in IDF strikes

Under fire in the south: Two Qassam rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip Sunday evening hit Sderot. One rocket hit a home in the southern town, with nine residents suffering from anxiety in the wake of the attack.


Meanwhile, a second rocket hit a transformer that subsequently caught fire, resulting in a power outage in the area. However, the electricity supply was resumed a short time later.


So far Magen David Adom paramedics treated four lightly wounded residents and 12 people who suffered from anxiety, including Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal.


Moyal heard the blast and told Ynet about what he saw when he arrived at the rocket's landing site: "There was great panic there, and we saw a woman who fainted, so we took care of her. This was one of the toughest days in Sderot."


Throughout the day, Palestinian terror groups fired several Grad rockets as well as dozens of Qassam rockets and mortar shells at Israeli communities. One girl was lightly wounded after a Grad hit Ashkelon earlier in the day.


'Police station attacked'

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources report an IDF strike against a structure in the town of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza on Sunday night. No casualties have been reported.


A short while earlier Palestinians reported four people had been wounded in an IDF attack of a weaponry manufacturing facility in Gaza. A Hamas man was killed and another was wounded in a separate strike on a group of Palestinian gunmen in northern Gaza. 


Earlier, the Palestinians reported that the Air Force fired missiles at a mourning tent for a killed Popular Resistance Committees member in Gaza City, wounding several civilians, including women and children. According to the report, an Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at the site, causing panic among those present.

Sderot firefighters in action. (Photo: AP)


Sources in Gaza reported that a Palestinian police station was also attacked at about the same time.


Popular Resistance Committees Spokesman Abu Mujihad told Ynet that the attack on the dead group member's home "attests to the pain he caused the Israelis while still alive and also attests to the Israeli side's bankruptcy."


"We are recording these attacks and preparing for the day where we will settle the score," he said. "The Israelis should be waiting for our attacks


Ali Waked, Hanan Greenberg, and Tani Goldstein contributed to the report


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