At Least Two Israelis Injured as Gaza Rockets Strike Sderot
Pictured Above: Israeli police and emergency service treat a man injured by rocket fire from Gaza in Sderot. Credit: United Hatzalah via Twitter.
(JNS) At least two Israelis have been injured as a result of rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip that landed in Sderot on Wednesday evening.
According to Magen David Adom, the two injured, a 34-year-old man with wounds from glass shards and a 20-year-old with light injuries, were evacuated to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
“Following the previous report regarding sirens heard in the city of Sderot and the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, eight projectile launches were identified from Gaza at Israel. The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted two of the launches,” the IDF Spokesperson Unit said in a statement on Twitter.
Raw footage: children in the city of Sderot, Israel, running as a rocket from Gaza explodes near them pic.twitter.com/opqy7XDCp8
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 8, 2018
Earlier on Wednesday, Hamas terrorists fired at an engineering vehicle near the northern Gaza Strip that was involved in the construction of a barrier along the security fence. In response, an IDF tank targeted a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip.
While there were no immediate reports on injuries, the IDF did show pictures of damage to the vehicle.
Yesterday, an IDF tank shelled a Hamas observation post along the Gaza border, which killed two terrorists, after an attack by Hamas snipers.
The attacks by Gaza terrorists have been part of the ongoing tensions between Israel and Hamas in recent months, which have included near weekly protests every Friday along the Israel-Gaza border.
Reports in recent weeks have indicated that a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas may be in the works that would include easing the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.