UPDATE :Direct Hits On Buildings In Ashdod, Ashkelon, Hundreds Of Rockets Fired Tuesday, 2 Killed, 84 Hospitalized


JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rocket salvos continued to slam into Israel Tuesday morning after a night of attacks on the Western Negev, Ashdod and Ashkelon. In one of the attacks early Tuesday morning, a family of four were all injured by a direct hit on their house in Ashkelon. The father suffered a serious head injury but has now been upgraded to moderate condition and is conscious, and the other children were hospitalized in light to moderate condition.

Elsewhere a number of people suffered from panic attacks and light injuries, with more than 30 hospitalized in the Barzilai and Soroka hospitals.

There were direct hits on a school in Ashkelon, cars in the streets near a local gas station and in the last few minutes there were more hits on houses in Ashdod and Ashkelon. There are more reports of injuries in these incidents, two people are reported killed in the latest attacks on Ashkelon. The two killed were a 60-year-old foreign carer and the 80-year-old woman she was caring for.

Moment of impact as rocket hits Ashkelon building


Ashkelon street scene

In response, the IDF attacked Monday night about 130 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip Among the targets attacked: the home of a battalion commander in the Hamas terrorist organization and the organization’s military intelligence structure. The head of the Islamic Jihad’s rocket brigade is reported killed in these attacks.




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