Gaza Rocket Strikes Family’s Yard as Terrorists Target Communities during School Hours

September 12, 2019
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Rocket fire from Gaza struck a family garden in the Hof Ashkeon Regional Council yesterday

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | A rocket fired from Gaza struck the garden of a family home in Hof Ashkeon Regional Council on Wednesday afternoon during a fresh barrage from the Strip. Minor damage was reported to the home, and there were no injuries.

The sirens sounded at around 2p.m., as students in the area were attending lessons in their reinforced classrooms.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that three launches at Israeli territory had been detected from Gaza.

In response to the attacks, IDF artillery troops struck two Hamas military posts close to the perimeter fence in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Magen David Adom rescue service said it had not received any emergency calls in the wake of the strikes.

Hof Ashkelon Regional Council said that a strike had been detected in one of its greenhouses, and police sappers were called to the scene.

The Israel Air Force attacked some 15 terror targets in the northern and central Gaza Strip overnight, including a weapons production facility, a military compound belonging to the Hamas naval force and an attack tunnel.

The airstrikes were carried out in response to rocket fire hours earlier on the southern cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was giving a campaign speech at the time of the rocket strikes, was rushed to safety by his security detail.

Posted on September 12, 2019

Source: (Ynetnews originally published this article on September 11, 2019. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our republication today. See original article at this link.)

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