Iron Dome 311 R.
(photo credit: NIR ELIAS / Reuters)
Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip that killed one man over the weekend continued Sunday morning as
at least six Grad rockets were fired at Beersheba. One of the rockets hit an
empty school building, and at least one of the other Grads was intercepted
by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. There were no casualties reported in Sunday morning's attacks.
Earlier Sunday morning, four
mortar shells landed in the Eshkol Regional Council area and six Kassam
rockets were fired at the Ashkelon Regional Council, one of which damaged a
building. No injuries were reported in the attacks.
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The Iron Dome
rocket defense system also successfully intercepted three rockets fired
from Gaza in the direction of Ashkelon.
A man was killed and two people were critically wounded by a Palestinian rocket
barrage on Beersheba on Saturday night, following a weekend that saw more than
fired into southern Israel from Gaza.
The man killed in the Beersheba attack was
named as 38-year-old Yossi Shoshan from Ofakim. Shoshan was on his way
to his nine-month
pregnant wife after hearing air raid sirens and becoming concerned
for her safety, media reports said.
A woman injured in the attack was fighting
for her life at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.
there were also treating five more people who were injured by the rocket, which
slammed into a residential street, destroying a vehicle and a
Television footage showed shell-shocked residents, the remains of
the vehicle and the burnt-out home.
Several people went into shock
following the attacks, and required medical care.
Police have instructed
residents of the South to remain in safe zones and to remain tuned in to
instructions from the IDF Home Front Command.