Gazans fired three rockets at the Sderot area on Sunday morning, one day before
school is set to begin across the country.
Two of the rockets hit in the
industrial area of Sderot, causing damage to two factories – one of which had
been damaged in a previous rocket attack – and a third struck in an open field,
police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
No one was injured, but a few
residents were treated for shock by paramedics.
The Color Red alert was
sounded across the area shortly before the rockets landed, sending residents
fleeing for cover.
A jihadi Salafi organization calling itself the
Council of Jihad in Jerusalem and its Environs released a letter on Sunday
evening saying it was behind the attack, Channel 2 reported.
its surroundings have been hit with more than 10,000 Palestinian rockets since
Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz responded to the rockets fired during
a visit to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, saying: “I will pass a
message on to the heads of Hamas – the blood is on your hands if you touch a
hair on our children’s heads.”
He continued, “The academic year will open
as usual. It is our duty to ensure that the children in the South have the
security they need.”
During his visit, Mofaz also received an overview of
the security measures in the Ashkelon hospital, and said that the delay in
implementing proper security measures is “a serious failure in defense.”
Gabriella Weiniger and Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.