There was another rocket attack on Sderot tonight, launched from Gaza by Hamas, the peace-loving “partners” of Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah, and the Palestinian Authority. According to YNet:
Gaza rocket hits Sderot factory, setting it ablaze
A rocket fired from Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip hit a factory in the Sderot industrial area on Saturday, causing it to catch on fire. A second rocket fell in an open area near Sderot.
Our Israeli correspondent MC was very close to the blast area — too close. He sent us this brief note:
This was very close to us; attached is a photo I took from our verandah.
The Code red sounded and the thing whistled as it came over, there were some bangs (I think Iron Dome ‘missed’), and then a large explosion.
There is now a big toxic cloud as if plastic were burning. probably lots of dioxins…..
We can hear the sounds of a retaliatory strike now as well.
A report on the same incident from The Jerusalem Post:
Gaza rocket strikes factory in Sderot, no injuries
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip struck a factory in Israel’s southern city of Sderot. The structure caught on fire following impact.
No injuries were reported in the attack…
We’ll have more on Sderot later, as the information comes in.
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.