Rocket fired from Gaza strikes house in Sderot

Two rockets fired into southern Israel; Sderot home sustains rocket damage for the second time; one person suffering from shock.

August 31, 2012 07:36
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Rocket damage to home in Sderot

Rocket damage to home in Sderot 370. (photo credit: IDF Spokesman's Office)

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel struck a house in the Sderot area on Friday morning.

The house sustained some damage and one person was suffering from shock as a result of the attack.

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An additional rocket set off the red alert warning system in the area and is believed to have fallen in an open field in the Sha'ar  Hanegev Regional Council. On Thursday night a rocket landed in the Ashkelon Coast Council area, causing no injuries or damage.

The attack marked the second time that the same Sderot home had been damaged in a rocket attack, according to Israel Radio. Security forces arrived on the scene to remove the remains of the rocket.

The area has seen several rockets fall in the last few days since children returned to school from summer vacation on Monday. The IDF struck munitions depots in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to the rocket fire.

According to the IDF Spokesman's Office, some 450 rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the beginning of the year.

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