Rocket From Gaza Explodes in Residential Sderot

An ambulance in Sderot after a rocket explodes in a street in the city, December 8, 2017 (Channel 10)

Sderot, MINA – A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in the Israeli town of Sderot Friday night, causing damage to several parked cars.

There were no casualties, though two people suffered shock.

“There was a huge explosion. I heard glass shatter and car alarms. The house’s walls shook,” a resident told the Ynet news website. Times of Israel was quoted by MINA as reporting.

The rocket was the third launch of the evening, and came shortly after Israel struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to the previous projectile-fire.

The Israel Defense Forces said it hit a Hamas training facility and a weapons depot belonging to the group.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said that 14 people were wounded, suffering what it described as light to moderate injuries. Reuters reported that as many as 25 people were wounded, including six children.

Witnesses told the news agency that most of the casualties were not Hamas men but civilians who lived in a building near the training camp. (T/RI-1/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)