A ”Jihad” type rocket caused heavy damage to a home for senior citizens in Ashkelon on Wednesday evening. Three were taken to hospital with injuries.
Up until now, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has fired 350 rockets in two days of reprisals for the death of Baha Abu al-Atta, focusing Wednesday afternoon on the towns of Ashkelon and Netivot as well as heavily blasting Sderot and its neighboring locals.
Hamas has so far stayed aloof from the Jihad attacks. A Hamas official speaking to a foreign correspondent warned that if the IDF continues to batter Jihad sites, his organization will pitch in.
Israel military sources countered that if this happened, the high-rise buildings housing Hamas offices in Gaza City were at risk.
Header image: Ashkelon aerial view