Rockets From Gaza Hit Closer to Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Published March 12, 2012.

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired more than 40 rockets at Israel on Monday, as the heavy cross-border barrage continued into its fourth day. Two of the rockets fired Monday exploded near Gedera, just 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, and another struck inside the southern city of Ashdod.

A woman and one other person sustained light to moderate shrapnel wounds as a result of a grad rocket striking Ashdod. The woman was evacuated to Rehovot’s Kaplan Hospital. Four Israelis were also treated for shock. Damage was caused to store buildings and cars in the city.

One rocket exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council, and caused minor damage to a building. On Monday afternoon, the IDF Spokesperson announced that 37 rockets had exploded in Israeli territory over the course of the day, with three Iron Dome interceptions since the morning.

Later on Monday, another rocket was fired towards the Ashdod area, and a rocket exploded in the Ofakim area. No damage or injuries were reported.

It was announced that schools would be canceled in the Be’er Sheva, Ofakim and the Ashkelon area on Tuesday.

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