Woman seriously wounded after rocket fired from Gaza hit the Eshkol area – 150 rockets fired overnight
BREAKING: A woman was seriously wounded moments after a rocket fired from Gaza strikes the Eshkol area.
Early Thursday morning, emergency medical responders stated that a 30-year-old woman is considered to be moderate to serious condition and has been evacuated to a hospital to receive further medical care after she was injured as a result of a rocket landing near her in the Gaza-border community Eshkol Regional Council. Another man is being treated for mild injuries, MDA said in a statement.
For the last 10 hours, thousands of Israeli civilians living in Southern Israel have been running for shelter as more than 150 rockets were launched at them from Gaza. Residents have been instructed to remain near bomb shelters.
The Iron Dome intercepted 25 launches.
Code Red sirens continue to going off throughout Israeli cities near the Gaza border.
In response, the IDF targeted more than 140 Hamas terrorist positions including a cement factory used by Hamas to build terror tunnels, a maritime terror tunnel shaft and several terror sites and military compounds.
Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon reported that MDA medics brought in eight people with light injuries and one man, 54, who sustained moderate injuries.
MDA reported that 17 people were injured, many of them were treated for shock as well as three pregnant women who began having labor contractions due to the stress.
Damage was caused to buildings, cars and sidewalks in direct rocket strikes on the city of Sderot.