Wednesday, November 05, 2008

More than 35 Qassams, mortars fired at Israel

From Ynet News, 5/11/08, by Ynet reporters:

Palestinians respond to IDF operation in Gaza Strip with massive rocket fire. Three Qassams land in Ashkelon area, girl and two women suffers from shock....

...Two soldiers were moderately injured and four sustained light injuries after a mortar shell was fired at an IDF force during a raid in the Gaza Strip Tuesday night. Six Hamas operatives were killed in the operation, which concluded on Wednesday morning.

At least one rocket landed in central Ashkelon, and two others landed near the city. The Color Red alert system was activated moments before the fall. Two women and a 13-year-old girl suffered from shock and were evacuated to the Barzilai Medical Center in the city. There were no reports of damage.

At first, reports spoke of six rockets and several mortars fired at the Eshkol Regional Council, but later reports confirmed massive rocket fire.

...On Tueday, the local security officers of the Gaza vicinity communities were informed that a resumption of the rocket fire from Gaza should be expected....

...the Magen David Adom emergency services in the region have gone on high alert and will be operating in full capacity.

... the Islamic Jihad's al-Quds Brigades claimed responsibility for two of the rockets that were fired....

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