For the first time since 2014: Rockets fired from Gaza hit Beer Sheva

For the first time since 2014, incoming rocket sirens were activated in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva and surrounding towns on Thursday afternoon.

At least one rocket reportedly impacted a solar panel farm near Beer Sheva.  No injuries reported. Another rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome.

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Beer Sheva is the largest city in Israel’s southern Negev region and home to approximately 200,000 residents.



The Hapoel Beer Sheva FC vs. Nicosia game in Beer Sheva has been cancelled by the Homefront Command.

Originally set to take place at 4 pm, Israel’s security cabinet will convene at 6 pm. to discuss the ongoing escalation on the Gaza border.

Thousands of Israeli civilians living in Southern Israel have been running for shelter as more than 200 rockets were launched at them from Gaza.

Code Red sirens continue going off throughout the day.

A 30-year-old woman worker from Thailand was critically wounded as a result of a rocket exploding near her in the Eshkol area.

During the night, Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon treated 23 casualties from the Gaza vicinity, who were wounded in the rocket fire. Seven people are still in the hospital, most of them with light wounds.