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Gaza Rocket Explodes Near Ashdod, Three Wounded

Three people hurt, one critically, when Gaza rocket explodes in Gan Yavne, near Ashdod.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 8/22/2014, 10:13 PM

Rocket barrage from Gaza
Rocket barrage from Gaza
Reuters

One person was critically wounded on Friday evening, when a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in the city of Gan Yavne, in the Ashdod region.

Two other people were lightly wounded from the rocket, which reportedly hit a vehicle.

Magen David Adom paramedics took the victims to the Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot.

The attack comes hours after a four-year-old was killed when a mortar launched from the northern Gaza Strip directly slammed into a car.

The incident occurred in a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev regional council. According to Channel 2 News, terrorists in Gaza fired a barrage of mortars at the kibbutz, one of which exploded in a location near where the boy was standing.

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

Gaza terrorists fired more than 90 rockets at Israel on Friday, and the attacks have continued throughout the evening.

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.)