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Rocket Hits Ashdod, 80-Year-Old Woman Injured

A rocket slipped past the Iron Dome system and slammed into central Ashdod, wounding an elderly woman and causing damage to buildings.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 3/12/2012, 3:24 PM

Rocket fire on Ashkelon and Ashdod
Rocket fire on Ashkelon and Ashdod
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Gaza terrorists hit Ashdod on Monday morning despite the presence of the Iron Dome defense system. A Grad missile slammed into the center of the city, demolishing cars and damaging storefronts

An 80-year-old woman was hit by flying glass and injured. She was taken to Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot for treatment.

Others in the area suffered shock.

A second rocket hit the city of Gadera, causing damage and sending multiple bystanders into shock. The strike was the farthest from Gaza that terrorists have managed to hit.

Until the mid-afternoon strike on Ashdod, the city had remained relatively untouched despite near-constant attempted attacks. While terrorists fired many rockets at the area, the Iron Dome system shot nearly all of them down, and there had been no injuries reported.

Further rockets were fired Monday following the successful hit on the city. No injuries have been reported.