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Israeli soldiers from the bomb squad search for a mortar shell fired from Gaza.

At least 10 people in Gaza periphery communities required medical treatment for trauma and emotional shock by early evening on Tuesday, according to the United Hatzolah Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit.

The trauma is a response to the barrage of rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip and the resulting Iron Dome interceptions, said Miriam Ballin, director of the Psychotrauma Unit.

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“In the past hour a mother and daughter suffered emotional shock after the Iron Dome shot down a rocket in their vicinity,” Ballin said.

“Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit volunteers in the entire south are on high alert and will be ready at a moments notice to responds to any emergencies,” she added.

“We strongly encourage anyone who is suffering emotional or psychological trauma due to the tense situation currently developing in the south to call United Hatzalah’s dispatch and command center at 1221 and request assistance.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.