Woman, Girl Wounded when Qassam Rockets Hit Sderot – Homicide Attack Foiled in Kfar Darom


A woman and a young girl were treated for shock following a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern town of Sderot Friday, HA’ARETZ reported. Six Qassam rockets struck the Israeli town of 20,000 Friday morning, causing much alarm but little damage.

The rocket attacks, carried out by Hamas, have been seen as an increasing threat and the West Bank factories in which they have been continuously produced have been targets of Israel Defense Forces raids. In the past 31 months, dozens of rockets have been launched at civilian areas in the south.

In other news, a suicide attack was foiled near Kfar Darom as a booby-trapped car exploded 10 meters from an IDF vehicle, killing the attacker but causing no other casualties. Military officials explained that shortly before 7:30pm on Thursday a terrorist armed with a rifle approached a Givati foot patrol near the northern outskirts of Kfar Darom and opened fire. The soldiers returned fire and alerted a nearby tank. As soon as the tank arrived, a car driven by another terrorist suddenly came toward it and exploded about 10 meters from the tank. No soldiers were injured but the explosion killed the car’s driver. The original gunman escaped on foot and the IDF is searching for him in Dir El-Balah.