Gaza Terrorists Pound Southern Israel With 45 Rocket Attacks – 1 Dead
Israeli soldiers carry the coffin of First Sgt. Moshe Naftali, 22, during his funeral at the Mt. Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Gaza militants launched barrages of rockets deep into Israel early Friday and Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Palestinian territory in the aftermath of the deadliest attack against Israelis in three years. Gunmen who appear to have originated in Gaza and who crossed into southern Israel through the Egyptian desert ambushed civilian vehicles traveling on a remote road, killing eight people. Six were civilians, and two were members of Israeli security forces responding to the incursion. (AP/Bernat Armangue)
Terrorists in Gaza fired 45 rockets into Israel in the last two days. One person was killed when a grad rocket hit Be’er Sheva on Saturday.
Arutz Sheva reported:
Gaza terrorists bombarded cities in Israel’s southern region Saturday night. One person was killed when a Grad rocket hit Be’er Sheva, and another two were critically wounded. Four others were wounded as well, and are in serious-to-moderate condition.
Earlier in the day a 4-month-old baby, a 20-year-old man and 9-year-old boy were among those wounded when a Grad Katyusha missile fired by Gaza terrorists struck a home in Ofakim.
In total, terrorists have fired 45 rockets since Thursday night, wounding a total of 22 people. Four are in serious condition, suffering life-threatening wounds.
The Iron Dome system has shot down some rockets. On Saturday night it took out a rocket aimed at Be’er Sheva.