Reports indicate that a Grad rocket has hit a children’s school in Ashkelon. No injuries were reported.
The population of Ashkelon is estimated around 110,000 people.
The 122 mm Grad rockets used in Gaza have a range of about 25 miles, and can reach the cities of Ashdod, Beer-Sheva, Ashkelon, Gedera, Rehovot, Ofakim, Kiryat Gat, Sderot, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne. Most of the rockets are made in Iran, but some are made in China. They are believed to be smuggled in through Egypt.Malkah Fleisher
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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