Foreign Worker Wounded As Over 150 Rockets Pound Gaza Belt
Five people in the Gaza Belt region were wounded, including one seriously, as a missile barrage from the Gaza Strip that began Wednesday afternoon continued overnight.
One resident of the Eshkol Regional Council, a 30-year-old woman from Thailand, sustained injuries to her torso and arms when a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip the home she was in. At least eight people were treated for emotional shock and two pregnant women went into labor as a result of the attacks.
In all, more than 150 projectiles had been fired from Gaza at civilian communities in Israel between 6 pm Wednesday and 9 am Thursday, sending thousands of people running to take cover amid widespread panic. Several factories and private homes sustained damage.
However, several hit homes and factories in Israeli communities, causing damage. One barrage that slammed into the city of Sderot Wednesday evening injured three Israelis. At least eight others were treated for panic attacks, including two pregnant women who went into labor.
In response to the attacks, the IDF said it hit more than 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight, including training compounds, munitions factories and at least one car. A pregnant woman and her child were killed in the attacks, as was Ali Randour, the son of Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades commander Abu Annas a-Randour.