Man Killed, Two Seriously Hurt In Direct Rocket Hit In Ashkelon
By TPS • 13 November, 2018
A man was killed and two women were seriously injured when a rocket fired from Gaza hit a residential building in Ashkelon late Monday night amind incessant rocket fire at southern Israel.
As of 7 a.m Tuesday morning, close to 400 rockets had been fired at Israel since Monday afternoon when the onslaught was preceded by the firing of Kornet anti-tank missile at a bus in the Sha’ar Hanegev region seriously injuring a 19-year-old soldier standing outside the bus. Around 100 people have been taken to hospitals throughout the south as of Tuesday morning, most of them suffering from shock and at least three suffering serious injuries.
The IDF said Tuesday morning that it had struck around 150 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets, including military compounds, weapons manufacturing sites and rocket launching sites throughout the Gaza Strip. The targets hit included at least four multi-storey buildings used by Hamas, including a building housing Hamas’ military intelligence offices.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad have issued several statements warning that they will expand the range of rocket fire to Israel’s major cities including Tel Aviv if the IDF bombardments do not stop. According to Palestinian reports, Egyptian mediation efforts have resumed.