Saturday, April 09, 2011
9-Apr-11: Dozens of high-power rockets, 100+ mortar sheels, fired into Israel since Thursday
Dozens of Grad rockets and some 100 mortar shells have crashed into Israel since Thursday when a school bus was hit by a guided anti-tank missile fired by the Gazan jihadists. Five (says Jpost) of the Grad rockets were intercepted by Israeli Iron Dome rocket defense system batteries stationed near Beersheba and Ashkelon. Haaretz is reporting (Saturday night, right after the end of the Sabbath) that six Gazan terrorist rockets crashed into Israel this evening (one was intercepted by the Iron Dome system). No injuries were reported, but one landed in the grounds of a community close to the Ashkelon coast, and four others landed in open areas nearby. Some 38 rockets were fired into Israel during the day today.