AShkelon Gaza rockets cars 311 R.
(photo credit: REUTERS/ Nir Elias )
One person was seriously injured, two people were moderately injured, and one lightly injured as 20 rockets hit southern Israel on
Saturday after the IAF struck terror targets in Gaza.
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One of two rockets fired at Ashkelon hit a home and directly struck gas containers
causing shrapnel to injure one man seriously. Fire crews were dousing
the flames. Paramedics were also treating shock victims.
An hour earlier, a long-range rocket fell in a parking lot between two residential buildings in Ashdod. One
person was lightly injured and extensive damage was reported.
Ashdod mayor Yehiel Lasri told Channel 2, "Ashdod is under attack, without a doubt."
A Magen David Adom spokesman said: "This was a miracle. It could have ended much worse."
An additional rocket fell in Eshkol, causing damage.
rocket hit a school in Ashdod which was empty at the time. A further rocket fell in the Gan Yavne
Regional Council where passer-by
was lightly injured by shrapnel. He was evacuated
A rocket also struck the Be'er Tuvia Regional Council - which was also
targeted earlier this week, while another slammed into the Pithat Shalom Regional
The Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades took responsibility for the rocket attacks.