8 hurt from mortar attack in Eshkol; 3 injured in Kiryat Gat rocket strike

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rockethit Barrage of rockets fired from Gaza toward central Israel; one projectile hits near residential building in Kiryat Gat, moderately-to-seriously injuring 1 person and lightly wounding 2 others; shrapnel falls in Tel Aviv.

Eight  people were hurt after a mortar shell fired from Gaza exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council on Thursday evening, Israeli media reported.

Emergency teams airlifted three seriously injured people to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba, according to Channel 2. The others were evacuated to various hospitals in Israel.

Mortars do not set off the Code Red rocket siren and typically fall without warning.

Earlier Thursday, Rocket fire towards central Israel’s major population centers resumed on Thursday, setting off sirens in the greater Tel Aviv area and sending local residents running for shelter.

Sirens sounded in Tel Aviv and the surrounding communities, as well as in the South. A rocket struck near a residential building in Kiryat Gat, moderately-to-seriously wounding a man in his thirties. He was transported to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon for treatment. A teenage girl and a 60-year-old man were lightly hurt in the attack.

via The Jerusalem Post

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