View Full Version : " Southern Israel Under Heavy Assault; IDF Hits Back (Israel-Hamas)"

04-09-2011, 03:18 AM
Major escalation overnight, southern Israel under heavy fire: The Iron Dome anti-rocket system intercepted several Grad rockets fired at Beersheba, southern Israelís largest city, and at the town of Ofakim early Saturday.

Five residents in both cities were lightly hurt while rushing to local bomb shelters after the anti-rocket siren was activated. Four of them were taken to hospital for treatment.

At around 3:45 am, the anti-rocket siren was activated throughout southern Israel, including in the cities of Ashdod, Beersheba, Ashkelon, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Gedera, Ofakim and Gan Yavne. Shortly thereafter, several Grad rockets exploded in open areas north of Ashdod and Nitsanim.
Area residents have been ordered to enter secured rooms and bomb shelters. There were no initial reports of injuries or damages.

A siren was also heard in the Palmahim area near Rishon Lezion, south of Tel Aviv.