Daily Israel Report

Missile Strikes Ashkelon Apartments, One Wounded

Hamas missile blasts through Ashkelon apartments. Siren saves lives as residents rush to shelter. One injured from shrapnel.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/18/2012, 9:12 AM

A Hamas missile blasted through the roof of a four-story apartment building in Ashkelon Sunday morning, wounding one person, after several hours of a lull in attacks.

The early siren warning saved lives, according to an eyewitness report aired on Voice of Israel government radio. Residents in the building ran to the bomb shelter on the second floor before the missile struck.

Several people were rushed to Barzelai Hospital for shock and trauma.

A second missile hit a car, causing heavy damage but no injuries.

The video below shows residents taking cover.