Ashdod Getting Pounded by Katyusha Rockets (14:45 IL)


14:05: After continuous rocket attacks into southern Israel the entire morning, IAF craft targeted terrorist rocket-launching areas in northern Gaza, including facilities used to launch longer-range rockets like those striking Ashdod and Ashkelon. At least two terrorists were eliminated and an unspecified number wounded.

14:20: Damage to vehicles and homes in Gadera as a result of rocket attack. No injuries.

14:29: Sirens sounding in Gan Yavne.

14:31: Victims of hysteria receiving treatment from rocket attack in Gadera.

14:32: Sirens sounding in Ashdod and the surrounding area.

14:39: Another rocket lands at entrance to Ashdod in open area. No injuries.

14:40: Ashdod, reports of damage to cars, homes and stores in Rova Zayin neighborhood of the city. Unknown if there are injuries. Ambulances responding.

14:41: As reported earlier, Barzilai Hospital is moving patients to fortified areas of the hospital as the rocket attacks increase in frequency.

14:43: There appears to be significant damage to stores, vehicles and homes in Ashdod, as well as a number of people being treated for hysteria. There are no reports of physical injuries.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Yishtabach Shemo Laad! No physical injuries. Such a miracle. So many rockets, yet Hashem mOves them to a place that no one will be injured. Thank you Hashem.