9:15PM News Update from Eretz Yisrael

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20:46: Sirens sound in Ashdod. A Katyusha rocket landed south of the city.

**IDF officials report that Israeli’s elite Shayetet 13 commandos are taking part in the Gaza counter-terror offensive.

**17 people were lightly and moderately injured by smoke inhalation in the Ashdod chemical fire on Wednesday evening.

**Youths wearing Free Gilad Shalit tee shirts told the media they were prevented from walking around the Azrieli Shopping Center in Tel Aviv and they eventually escorted out of the building.

**Expressing concern for the “many Gazans requiring medical attention,” Dr. Yoram Blachar called on World Medical Association (WMA) head Otmar Kloiber to establish a field hospital in Gaza.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)