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)