Woman lightly hurt as Katyusha barrage strikes Ashkelon

Rockets hit two houses, wounding mother while hiding with her two children; 4 hurt as rockets pound w. Negev; At least 35 rockets hit South.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, AP
March 2, 2008 09:09
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Woman lightly hurt as Katyusha barrage strikes Ashkelon

kassam remnants 224.88. (photo credit: AP)

Kassam and Katyusha rockets continued to rain down on the western Negev Sunday evening, with two rockets slamming into two houses in Ashkelon and Sderot. A woman was lightly wounded in Ashkelon. The mother had been hiding with her two children at the time of the attack. The second home to be hit was in Sderot. There were no reports of casualties save for a woman who suffered from shock. Shortly afterwards, a rocket launched at Sderot hit an electric pole causing a power cut in the area. Two other Katyusha rockets landed in the city, while three Kassam rockets hit open areas in the Negev. A fourth rocket struck near a public swimming pool in a Kibbutz. Some 35 rockets have struck the region since Sunday morning, this despite the ongoing IDF operations against Gaza terror cells. Earlier, two people were lightly wounded when a Kassam hit a kibbutz home in the Sha'ar Hanegev region. The house sustained severe damage. In addition, 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. A Magen David Adom 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.


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