Iron Dome system
Iron Dome systemIsrael news photo: Flash 90

A man was lightly hurt Monday evening when fallout from an Iron Dome interception smashed into the windshield of his car.

The man was driving through the Bnei Shimon Regional Council district when the Color Red rocket alert siren activated, warning of a Grad Katyusha attack on the area.

Within moments, the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system went into action, intercepting the missile in mid-air. However, fallout from the aerial explosion dropped directly on to the windshield of the car, smashing it and cutting the man's face.

He was treated at the scene by medics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical service.

Three Qassam rockets exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council district shortly after the incident, at about 6:30 p.m.
No one was physically injured and no property damage was reported.

At about the same time, a barrage of five Grad Katyusha missiles was launched at the coastal city of Ashkelon.

Only one of the five managed to penetrate Israel's defense shield and make contact with the city. Four of the missiles were stopped by the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system.

The fifth missile landed on the roof of a school. Fortunately no one was in the building at the time, and no one was physically injured in the attack although the building was damaged.