Hamas Fires 94 Rockets on Israel; Hits in Ashdod, Ashkelon
Hamas terrorists fired nearly 100 rockets into southern Israel on Wednesday alone, including seven at Ashdod and nineteen at Ashkelon.
Of those, twenty were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system; four landed in open areas.
Two rockets also hit one site in each city - slamming into a school in Ashdod and a home in Ashkelon.
Wednesday morning, a rocket hit a residential building in Ashkelon. Anat Suissa, a child who was home when the "code red" alarm fired, ran into a protected area just in time; her home's windows were shattered and the door was blasted off. Miraculously, she suffered no injuries.
According to the S'dot HaNegev regional council, another rocket in the same valley hit a building in the region, but caused no significant damage and no injuries.
Hamas also fired a heavy barrage at the Gush Dan and Sharon areas; the Iron Dome intercepted four rockets over Tel Aviv.
As the ninth day of Operation Protective Edge against the constant barrage of Hamas rocket fire draws to a close, 1,350 rockets have been fired on Israeli civilians thus far, killing 38 year-old and father of three Dror Hanin hy"d.
Of those, 1,027 have hit Israeli soil; 265 have been intercepted by the Iron Dome.
The IDF has hit 1,872 terror targets in Gaza thus far, using both the Israeli Air Force and several naval units.