A policeman stands in the crater from a Grad rocket 311.
(photo credit: Be'er Tuvia Regional Council)
Despite reports that Hamas was seeking an immediate ceasefire with Israel, rocket and mortar attacks on southern Israel from Gaza resumed in Sunday evening after an afternoon lull.
One rocket exploded in the Sderot area. No injuries were reported.
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Less than an hour earlier, two
rockets were fired at Ashkelon on Sunday night. One was intercepted by
the Iron Dome anti-rocket shield, and another fell south of the city in
open area, failing to cause injuries or damages.
the Color Red rocket alert had been activated in the Sha'ar Henegev
Regional Council, sending residents fleeing for cover. A rocket fell
near a kibbutz in the area. No injuries were reported.
More than 20 rockets were fired into Israel in the morning. Barrages of rockets were fired at Beersheba and Ashkelon.
Around half of the rockets fired at both cities were intercepted by Iron Dome.
One rocket struck an empty high school and pierced the roof, sending shrapnel flying.
Luckily, the building was empty due to the summer holidays.
The farming community of Eshkol Regional Council was shelled by
mortars throughout the day. One of the shells retrieved by IDF sappers
contained phosphorous, which is designed to create a more intense fire
Police have asked members of the public to follow Home Front Command safety instructions.