Daily Israel Report

Gaza Rocket Hits Sderot Home

One woman suffers shock after a rocket fired from Gaza directly hits a home in Sderot.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 8/31/2012, 7:04 AM

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Residents of the city of Sderot reported hearing the “Red Alert” siren twice on Friday morning.

Shortly afterwards, a rocket fired by terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza hit a home in the city. One woman suffered from shock and the home sustained minor damage.

A second rocket exploded in an open area of the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council.

On Thursday evening, a rocket launched by terrorists in Gaza exploded in an open area of the Ashkelon Coast Council region.

There were no reports of physical injuries or damage.

Sderot has been a target for rocket attacks several times this week. On Monday morning, Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam rocket on the Sderot area, minutes after students arrived at their classes for the first day of school.

The rocket exploded in an open area, reducing injuries to shock and trauma.

Later in the day, Gaza terrorists fired two more Kassam rockets as children were returning home from their first day at school.

The short-range missiles exploded in open areas and caused no damage or physical injuries.

On Sunday morning, Gaza terrorists fired three Kassam rockets on the Western Negev, one of them damaging a building in the industrial area near Sderot. One person was lightly wounded and a second was treated for shock. 

IAF aircraft struck two sites in northern Gaza in which weapons were produced and stored on Monday night, in response to the repeated rocket attacks.

Direct hits were identified and all Israeli aircraft returned safely to their bases.