Rocket barrages continue, IDF attacking in Gaza, rocket hits Ashkelon home

IDF International Spokesperson: We see this as a severe attack against Israel, an attack that will not go unanswered.

Elad Benari , | updated: 7:14 AM

Rockets hit Ashkelon buildings
Rockets hit Ashkelon buildings
Magen David Adom

Sirens were sounded in Sderot and the Gaza envelope throughout the night on Monday. Sirens were also sounded in Ashkelon and Netivot. Before 6:00 a.m., a heavy barrage was fired at Ashkelon and the area.

Two buildings were in the city of Ashkelon hit by rockets in the barrage on the city. Police sappers are at the scene and are urging the public to refrain from approaching the area.

Magen David Adom paramedics provided medical treatment to six people who were injured from the rocket hit, including two in moderate condition - a man about 40 years old and a 63-year-old man.

"This was a direct hit on a residential building," MDA paramedic Israel Lugsi said. "When we arrived at the scene we conducted searches in the apartments and located a number of injured who were hit by shattered glass , two men were moderately injured and four mildly. We provided them medical treatment that included dressing and stopping bleeding, and evacuated them to the hospital in stable condition."

In one of the previous barrages, a house in one of the communities in the Shaar Hanagev Regional Council was hit by a rocket. There were no physical injuries, but the house and nearby property sustained damage.

Meanwhile, the IDF attacks in Gaza continued overnight Monday. The Gaza Ministry of Health said that 22 people were killed in IDF attacks in the Strip.

IDF International Spokesperson Jonathan Conricus on Monday evening provided an update on the situation in Israel after dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel.

“Since 6:00 p.m. this evening, Hamas and other Palestinian organizations have fired dozens of rockets at Israeli civilians in Jerusalem and in communities in southern Israel around the Gaza Strip,” he said.

“We see this as a severe attack against Israel, an attack that will not go unanswered. We hold Hamas responsible and we are prepared for various scenarios,” added Conricus.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit updated that, as of 11:20 p.m., about 150 rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory.

The air defense fighters intercepted dozens of rockets.

Meanwhile, IDF fighter jets destroyed a Hamas offensive terrorist tunnel in the Gaza Strip. Several terrorists were killed in the attack.

Earlier, the Israel Air Force attacked a number of Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, in response to the rocket attacks.

Among the targets attacked by the IDF: two rocket launchers, two military posts and eight Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.



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