Sderot: As Rockets Continue to Fall, Protesters Get Arrested

Following a Kassam rocket barrage on their city, residents of Sderot went out into the street in a spontaneous protest Thursday night.

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A Kassam rocket attack in Sderot
A Kassam rocket attack in Sderot
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Following a Kassam rocket barrage on their city, launched by the terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza, residents of Sderot went out into the street in a spontaneous protest demonstration Thursday night. Two  people were arrested.

In a single barrage on Thursday afternoon, terrorists in Gaza fired six rockets at Jewish
In a single barrage on Thursday afternoon, terrorists in Gaza fired six rockets.
communities in the western Negev. Three of them landed within the town of Sderot and three others fell in empty fields outside the town. One rocket hit an electricity pole, causing a blackout in a few dozen homes.

The ongoing attacks eventually led to a gathering of about 150 people on Histadrut Street in Sderot. Their spontaneous gathering turned into a full-fledged demonstration, including burning tires, against the lack of government action to halt the Kassam fire. Police detained two protesters for questioning in relation to charges of disturbing the peace.

Shortly after the protest dispersed, three more rockets slammed into an area near Sderot. One of the projectiles landed near the Sapir College. Two women were hurt as a result of the attacks, according to Magen David Adom emergency services. One woman lightly hit by shrapnel from the missile, the other broke her foot when she ran for cover. Four other people reportedly suffered from shock. A fourth rocket fired by PA terrorists in northern Gaza exploded near a kibbutz in the Shaar HaNegev regional council region. There were no reports of casualties or damage in the latter incident.

From Thursday morning until night, the Gaza-based enemy fired over 40 rockets at Jewish communities in the Negev.

In IDF counter-terrorism operations on Thursday night, a military aircraft fired on a car in Beit Lahya, in northern Gaza. Arab sources reported that three people who were inside the car were killed, and that they were probably members of Islamic Jihad. A different report indicated that two terrorists died in the airstrike.