Many residents rushed to shelters as a siren sounded throughout the city.
The rocket exploded as members of the Trachtenberg Committee were visiting Beersheba's social protest tent site. Protesters were forced to flee the site in order to take cover at a nearby educational center as the siren blared.
Menachem Yidov, from the nearby town of Meitar took cover with his family under a concrete ceiling in his house for lack of a proper fortified space. "My kids were running around, it was a bit tense. Two minutes later three blasts were heard from afar," he said.
Following the explosion, Beersheba Mayor Rubik Danilovitch said that he plans to ask Defense Minister Ehud Barak to redeploy an Iron Dome battery in the city.
Last Thursday, a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded near a kibbutz in the Shaar HaNegev regional council.
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