A Qassam rocket fired from Gaza at Israel this morning hit a house in the southern city of Sderot, causing major damage to its roof. An adjacent house was also damaged, and one woman was treated for shock.
A second rocket, fired simultaneously, landed in an open area and caused no damage or injuries. Red alert sirens sounded throughout the area ahead of the explosion.
The first rocket went through the roof of the Afflelu family’s home and penetrated through to the first floor apartment in the building next door. The second building had suffered a direct hit from a rocket in 2007, and had been rebuilt with a safety room, which was used that morning by the family. The Afflelus had also entered their safety room after hearing red alert sirens, and members of both families survived the attack uninjured.
Earlier on Friday, two rockets landed in open areas in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, just north of Sderot. On Sunday, three Qassam rockets were fired at Sderot, two of them hitting factories in the city’s industrial zone. The blasts injured two people and structural damage was caused to one factory.
Three more bombs were fired from the Strip at southern Israel on Monday, causing no injuries or damage. On Tuesday evening two more rockets and a mortar shell were fired into the Eshkol region, in the Western Negev, all landing in open areas.