Aftermath of Ashdod rocket attack 311.
(photo credit: Channel 10)
A long-range rocket fell in a parking lot between two residential buildings in Ashdod on Saturday evening. One
person was lightly injured and extensive damage was reported.
Firefighters were dousing flames in Ashdod that erupted following rocket strike.
Ashdod mayor Yehiel Lasri told Channel 2, "Ashdod is under attack, without a doubt."
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An additional rocket fell in Eshkol, causing damage.
Earlier on Saturday, terror cells in Gaza launched four rockets into Israel on following
an IAF attack an Islamic Jihad camp in the southern Gaza Strip.
rocket hit a school in Ashdod which was empty at the time. A second rocket feel in the Gan Yavne
Regional Council where passer-by
was lightly injured by shrapnel. He was evacuated
A third rocket struck the Be'er Tuvia Regional Council - which was also
targeted earlier this week, while a fourth slammed into the Pithat Shalom Regional
The Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades took responsibility for the rocket attacks.
The rocket fire came after an Islamic Jihad commander and four
other terrorists were killed during the IAF attack.
The strike in Rafah followed an unprovoked long-range rocket attack
on Israel on Thursday.
Jihad said an explosion in the training camp killed Ahmed al-Sheikh
Khalil, a munitions expert and one of its top commanders, as well as
four comrades. An Islamic Jihad source said the dead may include senior
figures other than Khalil.
"Those targeted were a group of leaders," the source said.
Doctors said two Palestinians were also wounded in the incident, during which witnesses reported IDF helicopters overhead.
An IDF spokesman confirmed there had been an attack but did not immediately elaborate.
In the West Bank on Saturday, one man was lightly injured when settlers clashed with
Palestinians and left-wing activists in Beit Omer near Gush Etzion.
The IDF was called in to disperse the crowd.