Man wounded in Beersheba attack dies of his wounds
"Hamas claims responsibility for Beersheba, Ofakim attacks; Ofakim: rocket lands on house causing shrapnel injuries to baby, nine-year-old, man; More than 55 rockets fired from Gaza into southern region."
One man died Saturday from injuries sustained when a rocket fired from Gaza exploded in Beersheba. Sirens were heard in Beersheba shortly before a rocket salvo landed in the city, hitting a vehicle and private residence. Three others who were evacuated to the Soroka University Medical Center were being treated for injuried, two were in serious condition and one sustained moderate injuries. The attack was one in a wider barrage of rockets, with locals reporting hearing at least 11 explosion.
Moments before, a Grad rocket from Gaza landed on a home in Ofakim, starting a fire and sending shrapnel and debris flying that injured a four-month-old baby, a nine-year-old boy and a man in his early 20s. Emergency crews put out the fire and paramedics evacuated the three to the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba to be treated for light injuries.
In the afternoon, a Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Ashkelon was intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system. The Color Red warning siren was sounded in the city prior to the interception. Later five mortars landed in the Eshkol regional council, one of which landed in an area kibbutz causing light damage to one building. Sixteen rockets from Gaza landed in the Eshkol Regional Council alone over the weekend.
Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip intensified Saturday morning in the second day of attacks that followed IDF strikes on the Strip, responding to a deadly terror attack near Eilat Thursday, in which eight Israelis were killed and dozens injured.
We would now expect another Israeli response.
The cycle continues.