Rocket fired from Gaza hits home in Beer Sheva
Muslim terrorists fired rockets from Khan Yunis in central Gaza towards southern Israel early Wednesday. One of the rockets exploded in a house in Beer Sheva, causing damage but no injuries.
The “Red Alert” incoming rocket siren was heard on Wednesday at around 3:40 a.m. in several towns in the Negev area of southern Israel.
Seven Israelis were treated for shock after the attack, including a 39-year-old mother and her three children aged 9, 10, and 12, who were in the house when it was hit. In addition, three people were taken to the Soroka Medical Center in the city suffering from light bruising sustained when falling as they were running for shelter.
Another long-range rocket fired overnight landed in the sea near Tel Aviv.
Additional rocket sirens sounded in southern Israel communities around 8:30 a.m. The IDF said it had struck a group of Muslim terrorists that attempted to fire a rocket towards Israel and that the sirens were activated during the incident.
The rocket attacks are blamed on fringe elements of Hamas, who are opposed to the ‘moderate’ line of the terror group leader Yahya Sinwar and seem to be aimed to embarrass the Hamas leadership as Egyptian intelligence officials arrived for fresh talks in Gaza.
The rocket fired at Beer Sheva was particularly powerful with a modified heavy warhead. Only the major terror groups in Gaza have such capability, signaling a split between political and armed wings of Hamas.
Following an assessment, Mayor Rubik Danilovich canceled classes in Beer Sheva schools on Wednesday morning, after a rocket launched by Muslim terrorists in Gaza, exploded in a home in the city.