Qassam & grad katyushas barrages on southern Israel continue: Several rockets fired at Ashkelon Thursday afternoon; one rocket directly hits house in town. Earlier Thursday, two people lightly wounded in attacks on Sderot, factory catches fire
one of the rockets reportedly landed, for the first time, in the city's north. The third rocket was located in the city's south.
The Qassam fire on Israel's western Negev continued uninterrupted throughout Thursday, a day after a student at Sderot's Sapir College was killed in a rocket attack.
Two people were lightly wounded in the attacks, while several others suffered shock. A raw-materials factory in Sderot's industrial area sustained a direct hit; a fire broke on the premises and firefighters were sent to extinguish it.
A Qassam fired from northern Gaza landed near the college Thursday morning, wounding an officer belonging to Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter's protection detail.
At least eight rockets were fired at Sderot and its vicinity later Thursday. A 70-year-old woman was lightly injured by shrapnel and evacuated to the Barzilay Medical Center in Ashkelon. One of the rockets hit a house, causing several people to suffer shock, the building itself sustained some damage.
Earlier, several people suffered shock after a Qassam landed near an elementary school in town
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