Saturday, June 28, 2014

28-Jun-14: Escalating terrorist rocket attacks on southern Israel over the Sabbath

It's been hot in our area - in both senses.

Times of Israel says eight rockets were fired by the Gaza-based terrorist forces into southern Israel during Friday. Six crashed and exploded in open territory with neither injuries nor damage reported. Two others, evidently heading for a target of significance (though like all the others, fired indiscriminately) were intercepted in mid-air by the IDF's Iron Dome anti-missile defence system.

Then tonight, Saturday night, another Gazan rocket made a direct hit on a factory in Israel's southern city of Sderot. The building is now ablaze. Emergency services are battling the fire.

Times of Israel reports that three employees were inside the factory at the time of the explosion but escaped unharmed. Ynet says the rocket was fired from Bet Hanoun. There are initial reports of people injured - we're looking for more details now.

A second Gazan rocket exploded and crashed in open territory at about the same time this afternoon. We are still looking for details.

1 comment:

Batya said...

It seems like I compiled this Havel Havelim ages ago, but you should still know that this post is included.

Now that we know that the boys were murdered, we must comfort the families and friends.