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Smoke trails from rockets being fired in Gaza 311 (R).
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Three Palestinian workers working in Israel were injured Saturday morning when an unidentified
number of Grad rockets exploded in southern Ashdod, Magen David
Adom paramedics reported. A number of hours prior, Hamas's armed
wing had announced an end to a two-year old truce with Israel.Emergency
sirens could be heard throughout the city before the blasts. A
paramedics team that was dispatched to the site of the blast in Ashdod
said it was treating three men in their 20s for injuries
including shrapnel to the neck, chest, and other parts of the body. Two were in serious condition. Later Saturday morning, a Grad rocket exploded in an open field north of Beersheba in the Bnei Shimon Regional Council. One person was lightly injured and another suffered from shock.
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Israel Radio reported at least 35 rockets landing in Israel since Thursday afternoon. Also Saturday morning, an explosion was heard in the northern Lacish area. A spokeswoman for the Yoav Michal Regional
Council reported that an air raid siren was heard in her area a few
minutes ago. No injuries or damages are known.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, TOVAH LAZAROFF
By JPOST.COM STAFF
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
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