Three consecutive Code Red Alerts were sounded Wednesday evening in the southern city of Sderot and the Negev Regional Council near Gaza, a day after rocket fire was aimed at Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
Four Israelis were injured in the rocket attack. Two children and one women are being treated for anxiety. One man was injured in the leg while running to the bomb shelter.
It is the third day straight that quiet has been interrupted in Israeli towns and cities bordering Gaza.
Two rockets were shot down by the Iron Dome defense system deployed in the area, as residents ran to bomb shelters, not for the first time this week when the first siren rang out at 8:34pm.
A statement released by the IDF said that two rockets were shot down by the Iron Dome defense system deployed in the area, as residents ran to bomb shelters, not for the first time this week when the first siren rang out at 8:34pm.
Shortly after, a third rocket landed and exploded open space in the Eshkol Regional Council before any Code Red Alert Siren was sounded.
It later emerged that another rocket launched from Gaza landed in an UNRWA school in Beit Hanoun the strip, causing damage to one of the classrooms.
Following continued rocket attacks from Gazan terrorists, the IDF has decided to shut down the Kerem Shalom –crossing of goods, and Erez –crossing of Gazans, until further notice.
The attack comes less than 24 hours after the Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas terror complex in the southern Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday in response to rocket fire at the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
The Code Red rocket alert siren was sounded at 10:47pm Tuesday in Yad Mordechai and Netiv HaAsara, located near the Gaza Strip’s southern border.
Shortly after that, a rocket was found after it had fallen in an open area in Netiv HaAsara. A second rocket was found in an open area outside a community in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. Police bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion of the rocket. No one was hurt and no damage was reported.