Kassam lands next to school in Sderot

None wounded as barrage pounds western Negev; Hamas: Rocket attack response to "new massacre."

kassam damage 224 88 ap (photo credit: AP [file])
kassam damage 224 88 ap
(photo credit: AP [file])
The western Negev suffered yet another day of Kassam rocket attacks on Monday, with at least ten rocket strikes registered since early morning. Four of the rockets were launched in a simultaneous barrage at 11:00 a.m., with two landing in the Sderot city limits. One of the rockets scored a direct hit on a house, while the other landed next to a school. Magen David Adom paramedics treated a number of people for shock following the strikes. All of the other rockets landed in open areas in the western Negev. No one was physically wounded and no damage was reported in any of the attacks. Meanwhile, Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket strikes on Monday, saying that the barrage was a response to IDF operations in the Gaza Strip which resulted in at least seven Palestinian deaths earlier in the day. The Islamic organization also called on other Palestinian factions to respond in similar fashion to what it termed the "new massacre." Earlier Monday, seven Palestinians were killed and six were wounded in an IDF attack on a home in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources reported. Palestinians said that among the dead were a mother and her four children, all of whom ranged in age from 6 down to 15 months. In addition, two Palestinian gunmen were also killed.