Rockets fired from Gaza landed in Sderot again early this morning. While we were still asleep, our Israeli correspondent MC sent this brief email after the first one struck:
We’ve just has one land closer than usual about five minutes ago. It would normally be school time but it is the last day of the feast of Unleavened Bread.
I had just been reading the mail and the new posts, I will pick up the news as it becomes apparent. This one hit the city…
And a little while later:
We had another missile over, and now heavy machine gun fire, sounds like a .50 cal (09:50), I think the last day of Unleavened Bread is going to be not as restful as Yah intended.
Below are excerpts from a YNet News report:
Four rockets hit Sderot, Sha’ar HaNegev
Silence of holiday morning disrupted by rockets fired from Gaza; one rocket lands in road near market store. None were injured but minor damage caused.
Three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open fields in Sderot and in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council early Monday morning. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
A fourth rocket fell on a road near a market store, causing minor damage but no injuries.
Residents in the area reported on sounds of explosion and the Code Red siren was heard…
A later revision of the same article adds this:
The Israel Air Force struck three terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon, in response to rocket fire at southern Israel earlier Monday.
The IDF Spokesman’s Office said in a statement that “IAF aircraft attacked two terror targets in the south of the Gaza Strip and an additional target in the center of the Strip. Direct hits were confirmed, and all aircrafts returned safely to their bases.”