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      Rockets Fly as Sderot Councilor Hopes for Quiet Holidays

      Sderot councilor hopes that all residents of southern Israel will be able to observe the High Holy Days quietly, as rocket fire continues.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 9/11/2012, 11:57 PM

      Rocket damage in Sderot
      Rocket damage in Sderot
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      Alon Davidi, a member of the Sderot City Council expressed hope on Tuesday that all residents of southern Israel will be able to observe the upcoming High Holy Days in peace and quiet, despite the continuing rocket fire from Gaza.

      “In the shadows of the heavy threat from Iran, we should remember that everything depends on the creator of the world,” Davidi told Arutz Sheva and added, “It is time for prayer.”

      He added, “We cannot have a situation in which southern Israel is under threat, and especially not during the holidays. People should be free to live their lives and deal with common problems and not ask themselves every morning whether to close or open the schools.”

      Meanwhile, the rockets continued to fly on Tuesday. Shortly after 10:00 p.m., Gaza terrorists fired short-range rockets at the South. At least one rocket hit a field in the Shaar Hanegev area. No injuries were reported.

      Earlier in the evening, terrorists fired twice on the city of Ashkelon. Both rockets hit open areas near the city.

      No physical injuries were reported in the attacks.

      On Sunday night, IAF aircraft struck a weapon manufacturing site, a center of terrorist activity and a terrorist tunnel in northern Gaza, as well as a smuggling tunnel in southern Gaza.

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

      On Saturday night, terrorists from Gaza fired two Grad missiles at southern Israel. One of the missiles hit a home in the city of Netivot.

      A man who was sleeping in the home at the time of the attack was saved by an early-warning siren and a quick escape from his bedroom.

      A second missile, fired at the city of Be’er Sheva, exploded in an open area of the city. Magen David Adom treated seven people who suffered injuries from the rocket attacks.

      The attacks prompted Be’er Sheva and Ashdod to cancel classes, leaving tens of thousands of students at home.