Kassam labeled in Hebrew hits Sderot

Writing on rocket reads "Al Quds;" woman sustains shrapnel wounds to the leg.

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL, JPOST STAFF
October 16, 2006 17:51
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Two Kassam rockets hit Sderot early Monday evening - one of which was inscribed with the words "Al Quds" in Hebrew letters. One explosion, described by Sderot spokesman Yossi Cohen as "unusually strong," wounded eight residents of the city's Nir Am neighborhood - one woman was hit in her leg by shrapnel and evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, and seven other, suffering shock, were treated at a local medical facility. Cohen added that windows and blinds were damaged in the impact, and said that the neighborhood was populated by "at-risk sectors… including the elderly and new immigrants." The second rocket landed on Rehov Giora Yosephtal. There were no immediate reports of wounded or damage. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. On Friday evening, one person was moderately wounded and two people - including a young - boy were lightly wounded as two Kassam rockets hit residential areas in Sderot, causing some damage to buildings and vehicles.


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