Rocket from Gaza lands near home in Ashdod; 1 injured

Extensive damage reported as rocket lands in parking lot between 2 residential buildings; 11 rockets fired at South in total; passer-by in Gan Yavne hit by shrapnel; 1 rocket hits empty school in Ashdod.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 29, 2011 19:14
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Aftermath of Ashdod rocket attack

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.

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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."

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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.

One 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 to hospital.

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 Council.

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.

Islamic 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.


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