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Parts of Sderot in Darkness After Gaza Rocket Attack

A rocket from Gaza explodes near a home in the city of Sderot, hitting a power line and causing blackouts in parts of the city.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/3/2014, 1:16 AM

A home in Sderot damaged by a rocket
A home in Sderot damaged by a rocket
Reuters

A rocket fired by Gaza terrorists on Wednesday night, shortly before 1:00 a.m. exploded near a home in the city of Sderot and caused it minor damages.

The rocket hit a local power line and caused blackouts in parts of the city, but there were no reports of physical injuries.

Two other rockets exploded in open areas in the Shaar Hanegev region. There were no physical injuries or damages.

The latest rocket fire follows a barrage of at least 20 rockets that were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday.

A continuous rain of rockets have been fired on Israel this week.

15 rockets were fired over Sunday night and Monday morning from Gaza, prompting Israeli security forces to announce that Hamas was directly behind the rocket fire - the first official announcement since the end of the counter-terror Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012. 

Last week, several rockets caused a massive fire at a plastics factory in Sderot. Four workers managed to escape the factories before they were set ablaze.