Rocket landing site in Kiryat Gat
Photo: Tova Dadon
Home hit in Ashdod
Photo: Roee Idan

4 injured in rocket attacks

Rocket hits home in Ashdod injuring 2 people while two rockets explode in Kiryat Gat for first time, injuring three

Despite reports of the fighting in Gaza coming to an end, barrages of rockets were fired by Palestinian gunmen at Ashdod Friday. One hit a home in the city and injured two people, one of them moderately and the other lightly. Another rocket hit a factory, causing damage.


Another projectile fired from Gaza at around 3 pm landed in the yard of a house in the southern city, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Ashdod residents take cover (Photo: Roee Idan)


In addition, one rocket exploded in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat for the first time. Three people sustained minor injuries in the attack, while at least two others were treated for shock. Severe damage was caused to shops located in close proximity to the landing site.  


False alarms were heard in Beersheba and Ashkelon. 


The attacks on Israel began in the early morning hours, when five rockets fired from Gaza landed in open areas in the Negev's Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.


Thursday saw 30 rockets fired toward Israel's southern region. In the most severe attack a Grad rocket that exploded in Beersheba injured six people, including a woman and a child who sustained serious wounds. The boy, Uriel Elazarov, is fighting for his life at the Soroka University Medical Center.


Meanwhile, Israeli aircraft struck some 40 targets throughout the Gaza Strip overnight Friday, including a mosque in which weapons were stored. Six terror cells and three more arms caches were also attacked. The Navy took part in the strikes.


Shmulik Hadad contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 01.16.09, 14:19
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