Rocket and Mortar Barrage
on Israel’s Communities Continues
(IFM) More than
40 rockets were fired at southern communities Tuesday afternoon
and evening, most targeting Sderot, where the Color Red siren was
sounded 14 times. Toward nightfall, a rocket hit a power line and
city residents remained in the dark until it was repaired.
home after direct hit by a Kassam rocket.
by Rafael Ben-Ari/Chameleons Eye
Grad Katyusha missile fired from northern Gaza Tuesday afternoon
a tennis court in a southern Ashkelon neighborhood.
least 10 people, including a 5-year-old girl, sustained shrapnel
wounds. Lior Ben-Shimol, 5, was at her
neighbor’s house playing with their children when the
attack occurred. The girl’s father, Yaron, said, "I heard an explosion and
saw a Kassam had hit the neighbor’s house. I ran to the house and saw my daughter
drenched in blood." He said his daughter had already been given psychological
help to cope with the stress of living under constant attack.
Hamas Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades claimed responsibility
for the rocket attacks as well as for
the firing of some 25 mortar bombs.