Ashkelon Resident Injured in Missile Attack

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CBNNews.com - ASHKELON, Israel - An Ashkelon resident suffered shrapnel injuries when a Grad missile scored a direct hit on his home.

The rest of the family, who retreated to the fortified room, were uninjured.

Several nearby buildings were damaged, and a number of people were treated for shock.

Friday morning, seven Grad rockets hit the coastal city before 8:00 a.m. Two separate apartment buildings in residential neighborhoods were hit, both sustaining heavy damages.

Two women were injured by shrapnel and several others were treated for shock.

Izz al-Din al-Qassam, the military wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

In a swift response, the IAF (Israel Air Force) successfully targeted the terror cell that launched the Katyushas.

One of three rockets fired at the Sdot Negev region hit a greenhouse.

Six Kassam rockets launched at Sderot fell in open areas and another fired toward Netivot also landed in an open field, with no property damage, though several residents were treated for shock.

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