Photo Credit: Uri Lenz / Flash 90
A nurse takes care of an infant in a shelter at the Barzilai Hospital as a warning siren sounds for possible incoming rockets in the southern Israeli city of Asheklon.

Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon reports it is moving the patients in its Pediatrics Department to the reinforced buildings in the hospital.

Patients from the areas of the hospital where damage has been reported are being moved to the reinforced buildings in the hospital as well.


The city of Ashkelon has come under heavy attack from Hamas, with at least two Israeli civilian deaths and numerous injuries reported over the past 24 hours due to missile fire aimed at residential areas of the city.

Barzilai hospital staff has been forced to learn how to evacuate its patient population to the bomb shelter during the semi-regular bombing and shelling from Gaza terrorists, ever since Israel withdrew its entire population — nearly two dozen towns — from Gaza and northern Samaria in 2005.

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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, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.