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Be'er Sheva Under Attack from Gaza Terror Missiles

Residents of Be'er Sheva joined their brethren in southern Israel after the Color Red rocket alert siren blared through the city.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 11/11/2012, 2:59 PM

Impact of Grad Katyusha missile
Impact of Grad Katyusha missile
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Residents of Be'er Sheva joined their brethren in the rest of southern Israel after the Color Red rocket alert siren blared through the city. 

At least two explosions, possibly three, sounded throughout the city about 90 seconds after the siren sounded the alert for residents to head for the shelters. At least one – possibly two – of the Grad Katyusha missiles fired by Gaza terrorists at the southern Israeli city were intercepted and neutralized by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

It is not yet clear where the third missile landed.

Gaza terrorists have fired more than 60 rockets, mortar shells and longer-range missiles at southern Israel over the past 24 hours.

Four civilians suffered shrapnel wounds Sunday morning during a rocket attack as they were rushing to work and school. All of the victims were evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, where they are currently reported in good condition.

One of the victims was wounded in Sderot, less than a mile from the Gaza border. Two of the others were injured in the Eshkol Regional Council district, east of Gaza.

Dozens of other people have suffered trauma and anxiety attacks since Friday night, when the latest escalation in Gaza terror attacks on southern Israel began. Hundreds of others who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from past barrages have had their symptoms triggered by the attacks.

Few, if any, have had a good night's sleep for months, and many have had to sleep in shelters for days at a time – some longer.