Photo Credit: courtesy, Hof Ashkelon Region Security
Impact of a rocket in an agricultural field in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council district launched from Gaza on Wednesday afternoon, September 11 2019.

UPDATE: 8:04 pm

Unconfirmed reports of rocket fire in southern Israeli territory Wednesday evening turned out to be just that — unconfirmed.


According to the IDF Spokesperson, the Red Alert incoming rocket siren warnings that sent thousands of Israeli families racing for cover across the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council district at around 7 pm Wednesday evening were “false alarms.”

At least three rockets were fired from the enclave at southern Israel earlier in the day, the IDF Spokesperson said.

A home in the Ashkelon Regional Council District sustained minor damage from one of the rockets, which exploded in the yard of the home, shooting out shrapnel and shattering a window in the house, according to Regional Council spokesperson Chen Greenberg.

A second rocket damaged a greenhouse in a community that was also located in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council District, Greenberg said.

A third rocket landed in an “open area” near the community of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai.

Miraculously, no one was physically hurt in any of the attacks.


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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.