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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.

A woman fell and got a little bruised but that was it when Gaza terrorists launched their second rocket barrage of the night at southern Israeli residents.

One woman fell while racing for a bomb shelter, and shrapnel from an Iron Dome interceptor missile landed on a vehicle in a parking lot, damaging the car while it was parked in the city of Ashkelon. Miraculously, the car was empty at the time it was hit.


Two other rockets appeared to have landed in open areas outside Kibbutz Kissufim, near the Gaza border, according to a district spokesperson who said it was not yet clear whether there was property damage, but added, “There are no physical injuries.”

Barrage of 20 Rockets Fired from Gaza at Israel by PIJ Terrorists

Since the first barrage of 21 rockets at around 5:30 pm, dozens of residents from Ashkelon, Sderot and communities near the Gaza border have begun to receive treatment at resilience centers for severe anxiety and renewed flashbacks as a result of PTSD suffered due to past attacks.

Iron Dome aerial defense fighters intercepted 13 of the launches, the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

The Gaza Strip is preparing for a “severe reaction” by the IDF according to Arab media, with medical personnel raising the alert in hospitals and ambulance services in the enclave.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened the Security Cabinet for a brief emergency session held at the Defense Ministry’s office at the IDF Kirya Headquarters in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. The meeting, which adjourned before 9 pm, concluded without any official statement issued to the media.


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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.