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Rocket salvo hits western Negev

Color Red alerts mark beginning of yet another day under fire in western Negev; 10 Qassam rockets land in Eshkol and Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Councils, Sderot. One person lightly injured in attack

Residents of the western Negev communities awoke, yet again, to the sound of the Color Red alert on Sunday, as 10 Qassam rockets fired from northern Gaza landed throughout the area.


One person was lightly wounded and treated by Magen David Adom paramedics on the scene. Two teenaged girls suffered shock.


Two rockets landed in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council around 9:00 am. No injuries or damage were reported.


Several minutes after that, consecutive Color Red alerts began sounding in Sderot, as five rockets made their way to Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council limits. Three of them landed in the council's industrial area; security forces are still trying to locate the landing site of the other two.


Three more rockets soon followed, reportedly landing in Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council and Sderot.  

Sunday saw several rockets fired at Sderot, as one landed on the roof of a local minimarket – miraculously causing no casualties. A second rocket damaged several headstones in the city's cemetery.


פרסום ראשון: 05.05.08, 10:29
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