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Two 5-year-old children in the western Galilee northern Israel suffered shrapnel wounds Saturday night in a Katyusha rocket attack from southern Lebanon. They were treated on the scene before they were taken to hospital, where they are both listed in good condition.
Eight other people were also taken to hospital to be treated for shock. In addition, 13 others were treated on site for trauma and anxiety.
All told, 23 people were hurt in the attack.
It is not clear which terrorist organization launched the attack. But Lebanese authorities have tracked down the source of the launch to the town of Dheira, close to two miles (three kilometers) north of the border with Israel. Lebanese security officials said they spotted Israeli helicopters during the day flying across the border.
This is not the first time a rocket has been fired at Israel from Lebanon during this summer’s Operation Protective Edge. At least nine rockets were fired at Israel in mid-July. Lebanese military officials said at the time they believed a small Palestinian Arab terror group was acting in solidarity with Hamas.
About five minutes after Saturday night’s Lebanese Katyusha attack, terrorists in Gaza launched a massive missile barrage at central and southern Israel.
Among all the other rockets and missiles that were flying, three Grad missiles were aimed at Be’er Sheva. Two hit a residential area of the city, damaging an apartment building. The third missile hit an unoccupied car in a parking lot.
An older couple hurried but found themselves unable to reach a bomb shelter in time; both sustained shrapnel wounds. They were treated on the scene and then taken to Soroka Medical Center, where they are listed in good condition. A number of others were treated for trauma and anxiety following the attack.
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense battery intercepted a missile fired from Gaza that was headed straight for Petah Tikvah. Another Iron Dome team intercepted missiles headed for Sderot and two locations in central Israel.
8:17pm Initial analysis is that this was another false alarm. (Channel 2 TV)
Awaiting further update…
Alert went off in 10 communities in the Sdot Negev regions (that’s one heck of a false alarm).
There was a rocket alert earlier this afternoon, but the army said it was also a false alarm.
8:10pm A siren just went off in Sdot Negev region, warning of a rocket from Gaza.
5:54pm There was a direct rocket hit in Kiryat Gat – one person was seriously wounded.
The person wounded in the Gaza rocket attack on Kiryat Gat, a foreign worker, was on the third floor of a house, and had gone out to the balcony to photograph the Iron Dome intercept.
The rocket landed alongside the house, exploding, with shrapnel injuring the man, and causing a car to catch on fire.
In an attack at 6:00pm, rocket fragments from an Iron Dome intercept landed in a Tel Aviv park.
On July 24, JewishPress.com reported that both Hamas and the IDF hit a UNRWA school during heavy fighting between the two sides. Hamas were firing anti-tank missiles at IDF troops, and a Hamas rocket reportedly also hit the school grounds.
Some 20%-30% of Hamas rockets crash within Gaza’s borders.
16 Gazans were killed, apparently during the course of the battle.
Following an IDF investigation of the event, the IDF released the footage of an errant IDF shell landing in an open courtyard.
The IDF claims it confirmed that their shell hit an empty school courtyard and rejects the claim that they killed anyone.
Hamas has been using schools for storing weapons, and for their human shield value when attacking the IDF or launching rockets at Israel.
The IDF has released a list of senior Gazan terrorists from the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations, who have been taken out since Operation Protective Edge has begun, most of them in the past few day:
Salah Abu Hasnin – Propaganda minister and military leader in Islamic Jihad,
Hafez Mohammad Hamad – Islamic Jihad commander in Beit Hanoun,
Hussein Abd al-Qader Muheisin – Terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Shuja’iya,
Hassin Abad Alkadar Machisan – Shuja’iya terror commander for Islamic Jihad,
Akram Sha’ar – Terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Khan Younis,
Mahmoud Ziada – Terror commander for Islamic Jihad in Jabaliya, rocket commander,
Osama Alhaya – Terror commander for Hamas in Shuja’iya, he is the son of a senior Hamas political leader,
Muhammad Shaaban – A senior commander of Hamas’s naval forces,
Ahmed Sahmoud – Khan Younis terror commander.
Abdallah Alah’ras – Hamas terror commander.
Two people were injured in a mortar strike in the Eshkol region. One was hurt seriously, and the other was lightly injured.
They were taken to Soroka hospital for treatment.