In addition to yesterday’s major terrorist attack, the Arab terrorists of Gaza have been shelling Israeli cities.
Around 20 Grad and Qassam rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Thursday night (August 18) and Friday morning (August 19).
Most fell in open areas in the Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be’er Sheva and Kiryat Gat regions. But two rockets hit populated areas in Ashdod and seven people were wounded, including one critically.
No other country would put up with this constant crap.
Israel Hayom – As of Friday afternoon, some 12 Grad and Qassam rockets [IDF says 20] were fired from inside the Gaza Strip at Ashdod, Beersheba, Kiryat Gat and other southern communities. Most of the rockets fell in open territory, causing no injuries or damage.
However, several Grad rockets fired from Gaza early Friday morning exploded in Ashdod’s industrial zone, wounding seven Israelis, one of them seriously, with shrapnel wounds to his stomach. One of the rockets hit a yeshiva while another landed next to a children’s school in the city, the IDF Spokesperon said. Another person was moderately wounded and four others sustained light injuries. All of the victims were evacuated to Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot and Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The yeshiva’s building and fence also sustained some damage.
A radical Islamist terrorist group calling itself the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for Friday’s Grad rocket attacks.
Meanwhile, Army Radio quoted reports from Gaza saying that IAF warplanes renewed air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon. The reports said Israeli aircraft were bombing the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City.
Earlier Friday and overnight Thursday, some 15 rockets were launched from Gaza into surrounding Israeli towns and as far away as Beersheba and communities in the Eshkol Regional Council. No casualties or damage were reported in any of the attacks, Army Radio reported.
Several of the rockets fired overnight Thursday were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system deployed in Ashkelon. A Color Red alert was sounded in the area before the rockets exploded. Cultural and sporting events scheduled to take place in Beersheba, Asheklon and Ashdod this weekend have been canceled over fears of escalation in the region, and the IDF Homefront Command has issued safety instructions to residents of the south. (more >>>)