August 20, 2011

IDF: Grad rockets fired at Be'er Sheva killing one and injuring ten (Updated)


A salvo of Grad rockets was launched at the populated city of Be'er Sheva killing one person and injuring ten more, three of them severely. The injured were evacuated to a near by hospital.

Earlier on Saturday (August 20), 30 Gard and Qassam rockets and mortar shells were launched at communities in southern Israel endangering the lives of innocent Israeli civilians.

In response, IAF aircrafts attacked a cell of terrorists in the northern Gaza Strip a few minutes after mortar shells were fired at Israeli territory. Direct hits were confirmed.

As Bubbe commented earlier:
Some 500,000 are spending Shabbot in bomb shelters. So far, family is safe. Count your blessings you don't have to live this way.
Amen to that! Please keep Israelis in your thoughts and prayers..

Below is a video which shows Iron Dome intercepting Grad rockets today in Be'er Sheva, impressive!

UPDATE: Per Bubbe: Jameel's and Settler Joe's war blogging Check it out.

UPDATE II: Rocket counts from IDF, continously updated. I added yesterday's (Sat Israeli time) and today's (Sun Israeli time) below fold:

Sunday, 21/8

06:56 -Short while ago, 4 more Gaza rockets struck southern Israel.

05:26 - Another Hamas-run Gaza rocket hit Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel.

05:16 - An unpleasant wake up: Another Hamas-run Gaza rocket struck Ashkelon, home to 112,900 civilians.

04:13 - Short while ago, 3 more Hamas-run Gaza rockets hit southern Israel. So far tonight, approximately 12 rockets struck Israeli civilians.

03:01 - Short while ago, another Gaza rocket struck southern Israel, another restless night.

01:38 - Summary of today’s events.

00:54 – Short while ago, another Gaza rocket landed in southern Israel.
Saturday, 20/8

23:57 – Short while ago, four Gaza rockets landed in southern Israel. The terror attacks continue.

21:38 – A short while ago, 3 Gaza rockets struck southern Israel city of Be’er Sheva, leading to three civilians severely injured and one moderately injured.

20:21 – Update: Two kids, one two months-year-old baby, wounded a few minutes ago from the Gaza rocket attack at southern Israeli cities.

20:13 – In the last 10 minutes, 10 Gaza rockets pounded Israel, placing millions of Israelis in line of fire.

19:42 – Short while ago, two Gaza rockets struck and damaged Israel-Gaza Erez Crossing. Five additional Gaza rockets struck southern Israel communities.

18:09 – Update: Another Gaza rocket struck southern Israel community, Neve Eshkol Regional Council.

17:25 – Update: More than 20 Gaza rockets were launched at southern Israeli cities today injuring five civilians.

15:40 - IDF Announcement: IAF Targets Terrorist Squad in the Northern Gaza Strip

15:04 – In the past hour, six Gaza rockets were launched into Israel; 5 struck southern Israel cities and one was intercepted by Iron Dome System.

13:10 – Two more Gaza rockets landed in southern Israel; More than 45 Gaza rockets over past 48 hours.

05:45 – Overnight, a total of ten Gaza rockets struck major population centers in southern Israel.

05:45 – Terrorists from Gaza strike city of Ashdod; three people severely injured from the rocket attack.

04:10 – IDF Announcement: In Response to Terror Attack, IAF Targets Four Sites in the Gaza Strip

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