Photo Credit: Spokesperson, City of Sderot
Remains of a rocket that landed in the yard of a southern Israeli home in Sderot on the night of April 20, 2022

Terrorists in Gaza fired a single rocket at Jewish communities in the Gaza Envelope area of southern Israel late Wednesday night — the third such attack in the past four days.

The rocket landed in the yard of a house on Keren Hayesod Street in the city of Sderot, less than a mile from the border. “It was scary,” said a resident of the house. “It landed near a gas cylinder. Miraculously, it didn’t explode.”

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No physical injuries were reported, but four Israelis were treated by medical personnel for severe anxiety.

“Sappers are handling the item to safely remove it from the scene,” said a spokesperson for Israel Police.

“I expect the prime minister, the minister of defense and the cabinet not to ignore this rocket attack that miraculously ended without casualties,” Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi told reporters.

The Red Alert incoming rocket alarm siren was triggered in Sderot, Ibim and Nir Am just a bare few seconds before the projectile landed, sending hundreds of families scrambling for cover, in many cases yanking their small, sleeping children out of their beds to make the run.

It is likely there will be a response by the IDF, similar to that which took place after Monday’s attack: hours later, with enough of a wait to allow terrorists to evacuate their positions.

Shortly after midnight Monday night into Tuesday, Israeli fighter pilots bombed a Hamas weapons factory in southern Gaza and several other “terrorist targets.”

No one was injured.

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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.