Palestinians fire more rockets (Archive)
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Man hurt in Qassam strike

Truck driver hurt by glass shreds after driving near rocket landing site

At least three Qassam rockets were fired at southern Israel Saturday evening, wounding a truck driver lightly.


Earlier in the day, three foreign workers from Thailand sustained wounds in a mortar attack.


The wounded truck driver, Yitzhak Zaafrani, was hurt by glass shreds after driving near the rocket landing site. He told Ynet that he suddenly heard a loud explosion while driving, as the windshield shattered.


"I drove to the entrance of one of the kibbutzim and called the police," he said. "I was hit by a little shrapnel, but all is well…the IDF will respond, because if it doesn't respond things will get worse."


However, Zaafrani said that he doesn't think a military operation would resolve the security problem. "We need something else," he said.


Following the rocket attack, the head of the Eshkol regional council, Chaim Yalin, said that the area was facing a war of attrition.


"I've been saying it for a while, but they don't want to call a spade a spade," he said, referring to government officials. "This war has been taking place for 10 years now."



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