Qassam rockets hit southern Israel

Click photo to download. Caption: A Qassam rocket in Sderot. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( More than two million Israeli students returned to schools across the country on Monday as summer vacation came to an end. As school got underway, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in open territory in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel—midway between Beersheba and Ashkelon—causing no damage, Israel Hayom reported.

Monday’s rocket came after three Qassam rockets launched by terrorists in Gaza hit Sha'ar Hanegev on Sunday morning. There were no reports of fatalities or serious injuries, but one factory worker from Sderot was treated for shock after a rocket hit part of the factory, causing some light damage. A rocket damaged the same factory in June.

Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz, who was visiting the region on Sunday, blamed Hamas for the rockets, warning, “I will pass a message on to the heads of Hamas—the blood is on your hands if you touch a hair on our children’s heads.”

Posted on August 26, 2012 .