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      Rockets on Southern Cities, Homes Hit

      Gaza terrorists continue attacks with Grad rockets on Ofakim and Ashkelon and several attacks on the Eshkol region.
      By Maayana Miskin
      First Publish: 11/16/2012, 9:18 AM

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      Gaza terrorists resumed frequent attacks on southern Israel on Friday morning after a relatively quiet night as the IDF took out more than 150 targets in the area.

      Rockets were fired at the cities of Ashdod, Ofakim and Ashkelon, as well as smaller communities in the Eshkol and Shaar Hanegev regions.

      In Ashdod a rocket hit next to a residential building, causing damage and sending several residents into shock. Thankfully there were no physical injuries.

      In the Shaar Hanegev and Eshkol regions, rockets hit two homes, setting one on fire. The owners were elsewhere at the time.

      Two rockets hit the Ofakim area but caused neither damage nor injury. An additional 13 rockets that hit the Eshkol region likewise did not cause damage or injury.

      The Iron Dome defense system has shot down more than 130 rockets since Operation Pillar of Defense began three days ago.