In Ashkelon, Barzilai Medical Center moved its premature babies on Monday from the NICU unit into the specially-prepared protective space that was built a number of years ago to serve the hospital’s most vulnerable patients during wartime.
The move came after more than a hundred rockets had been fired at southern Israel from Gaza since the previous night by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.
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Doctors and nurses wheeled life-saving equipment along with their tiny patients down the hallways towards the medical bomb shelter.
The specially-equipped room will keep them safe from terrorist missiles that are being aimed at the city.
In past years, rocket fire has targeted the hospital’s helicopter pad. Nor has the city itself escaped unscathed: a shopping mall in Ashkelon also sustained a direct hit a few years ago.