4 hurt as rockets pound w. Negev

Some 25 Kassams hit South, kibbutz home sustains direct hit; Grad missile lands near Netivot.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, AP
March 2, 2008 15:26
4 hurt as rockets pound w. Negev

Gaza rubble crowd 224.88. (photo credit: AP)

Despite the ongoing IDF operations against Gaza terror cells, rockets continued to hit the western Negev Sunday, with some 25 Kassams and a Grad missile landing in the region. Two people were lightly wounded when a Kassam hit a kibbutz home in the Sha'ar Hanegev region. The house sustained severe damage. Moments earlier, one person was lightly hurt when a Kassam landed in the Sderot Industrial Zone. Two more rockets landed in the town, sending several people into shock. In addition, an MDA medic was lightly wounded by shrapnel from a rocket that landed next to an ambulance in a western Negev kibbutz. The other rockets hit open areas, causing neither casualties nor damage. Early Sunday morning, a Grad missile landed at the entrance to Netivot. The missile landed near the gravesite of rabbi and kabbalist, Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, also known as the Baba Sali. No one was wounded and no damage was reported in the attack, which marked the furthest point to be hit by a rocket fired from Gaza. Jerusalem Post staff and AP contributed to this report


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