Photos: Over 70 Rockets Fired at Israel from Gaza


israel-rockets[Photos below.] In only 14 hours, 73 rockets were launched from Gaza by Hamas and other terror organizations and hit southern Israel. Two workers were injured severely when a rocket hit a farm near Kissufim, and 3 other civilians were injured lightly. Below is a collection of photos portraying the damage caused by the rocket fire. Fortunately, the majority of citizens were in shelters when this happened.

Here is a rundown of the rocket fire, as it happened, from bottom up:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

16:05: Another rocket hit Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, making the the rocket count 73.

13:15: 4 more rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, upping the count to 72 rockets since midnight.

12:05: An IAF aircraft targeted a tunnel used for smuggling by terror organizations in the northern Gaza Strip and Armored Forces targeted terror activity sites, in response to the ongoing rocket fire.

09:35: In response to heavy rocket fire in the past 8 hours, an IAF aircraft targeted a rocket launching site in the northern Gaza Strip.

09:20: As of now, over 65 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel today. The Iron Dome system intercepted seven rockets aimed at major Israeli cities.

07:00: Around this hour a barrage of 40 rockets was fired from Gaza, striking communities in southern Israel. Two farm workers were critically wounded and evacuated by an IDF helicopter to a nearby hospital.

05:30: Third rocket launch attempt thwarted by the Israel Air Force.

00:40: second rocket launch attempt in northern Gaza was successfully thwarted by Israel Air Force aircraft – the second attempt in two hours.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

22:30: Israel Air Force aircraft successfully targeted a rocket launch squad in Gaza which was in its final stages of preparation to fire rockets.

21:30: In another two hours, this number quickly rose to six rockets, all  in Eshkol Regional Council.

20:00: In one hour, three rockets fired from Gaza hit Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel.

See below for photos:

{ Israel News Bureau}