Gaza Qassam Rockets Pile Up in Sderot- Israel (Photos)
Most people have not heard of Sderot, Israel.
Sderot is located in the South District of Israel just one kilometer outside of Gaza (Hamastan). Since the beginning of the al-Aqsa Intifada in October 2000, the city has been frequently attacked by Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants using homemade rockets known as “Qassam rockets”. Hundreds of Qassam rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip at Sderot since Israel’s disengagement from Gaza in September 2005.
After our group left the Gaza region on Wednesday three Qassams were fired from Hamastan injuring two Israelis in Sderot.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
Two people were lightly wounded on Friday morning when a Kassam rocket fired from northern Gaza landed in the heart of Sderot.
The rocket also caused damage to several houses and cars. The two casualties were evacuated to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
Another rocket hit an open area in the western Negev town. No one was wounded and no damage was reported.
A third rocket landed in a western Negev kibbutz, damaging a cowshed. No one was wounded.
Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing the Kassams.
Meanwhile, Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal estimated that renovation work for the rocket-hit town’s bomb shelters would be completed by next month.
The project, which has cost an estimated NIS 6 million, was funded by the private International Fellowship of Christians and Jews trust, Israel Radio reported.
Hat Tip Fern O.