Qassam hits Sderot house
Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman

South under fire: More rockets fired from Gaza

At least three rockets land near Sderot Monday night; overall, nearly 20 rockets fired at south throughout day

Rocket attacks continue: At least three rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip landed in open areas near Sderot Monday night, and later a rocket landed near Nahal Oz. No injuries or damages were reported in the latest barrage. Overall, at least 19 rockets were fired at Israel's south throughout the day.


Monday afternoon, Palestinian terrorists fired at least seven rockets and one mortar shell at southern Israel, with two landing in open areas near Sderot. Another rocket landed in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. Two more rockets landed in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, and one more landed in Palestinian territory. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.


Terrorists have been firing Qassam rockets and mortar shells at Gaza-region communities starting Monday morning, shortly after a mother and her four children were killed in an Israel Defense Forces strike in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun.


Monday morning, xix rockets were fired from the northern Strip, landing in the Sderot area. One rocket was fired at around 2 pm, landing in an open area near Sderot. A woman who ran to take shelter after hearing the Color Red Alert system slipped and was lightly injured.


One of the Qassams fell near a house in the southern city, where several people suffered from shock and a dog was injured by shrapnel.


'They began to scream and panic'

Yarden Nagar, the branch manager of the local post office, told Ynet, "There were many people at the branch. When they heard the Color Red (alert system), they were afraid to leave and stayed here.


"We heard a loud explosion and they began to scream and panic. Several minutes later they went out and discovered that the rocket landed in a nearby house across the street."

Backyard of house hit by rocket (Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman)


Two additional rockets landed within the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council, one of them starting a fire.


Earlier Monday, nine mortar shells landed in an open area within the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council and in the Kerem Shalom area. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The Islamic Jihad's military wing claimed responsibility for the mortar attack.


At around 8 am Monday, Palestinians fired three Qassam rockets from the northern Gaza Strip. The rockets landed in the Netivot area, within the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council and on Palestinian territory. There were no reports of injuries or damage.


Ze'ev Trachtman contributed to this report


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