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Rocket Salvos from Gaza Continue into the Sabbath

Gaza terrorists fire rockets at southern and central Israel. At least 90 have been fired since Thursday night.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 8/22/2014, 8:37 PM

Rockets fired from Gaza
Rockets fired from Gaza
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Gaza terrorists continued their rocket attacks on Israel on Friday evening.

While southern Israel was hit the hardest, rockets were also fired towards central Israel, including Tel Aviv.

At least eight rockets and mortars exploded in the Eshkol region shortly after 8:00 p.m. No one was physically injured and there was no damage, as the rockets exploded in open areas.

One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome system over Be’er Sheva, and two more exploded in open regions. There were no injuries or damages.

A rocket from Gaza also exploded in an open area in the Gush Dan region of central Israel. Sirens were heard in Holon, Bat Yam, Tel Aviv and Rishon Lezion before the explosion.

No physical injuries or damages were reported.

According to the IDF, since midnight on Thursday, 90 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards Israel.

On Friday evening, a four-year-old was killed after a mortar launched from the northern Gaza Strip directly slammed into a car.

The boy sustained critical injuries, and rescue services rushed him to hospital. A short time later, he was pronounced dead.

A rocket fired earlier on Friday afternoon caused considerable damage to a synagogue in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod.

Also on Friday, a rocket struck just 12 meters from a kindergarten packed with children and teachers. It was part of a five-rocket salvo from Gaza; the Iron Dome intercepted two others over the city of Ashkelon, and three fell on communities in the western Negev, one of which struck close to the kindergarten.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)