Two Qassam rockets explode near Sderot

Gaza-based terrorists fire 2 Qassams at western Negev; no injuries reported

By Neri Brenner



Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open area near Sderot on Saturday evening. No injuries or damage were reported.

A 29-year-old woman was lightly injured when running to a protected space. She was taken to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon shortly after.

Rocket landing site (archives) – Photo: Zeev Trachtman

Meanwhile, two Qassam rockets were fired from Gaza on Friday towards agricultural fields in the Negev’s Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.

Last week, the Iron Dome defense system intercepted a rocket which was fired at Ashkelon. Another rocket exploded in an open area in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

Ashkelon residents who did not hear an alert before the Iron Dome system intercepted the incoming rocket took the explosion as a matter of course.

“I’m happy that Iron Dome system works, that even in a situation in which we’re in danger it manages to keep our lives quiet and peaceful,” Benny, a resident of Ashkelon, told Ynet.


View original Ynet publication at:,7340,L-4261411,00.html