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Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Home in South Israel; 4 Treated

11:30, Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Home in South Israel; 4 Treated

A rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential home in southern Israel early Wednesday and the Israeli military began attacking militant sites in Gaza in response as days of rising tensions appeared to be erupting into a new round of violence.

The Magen David Adom medical service said a woman and her three children in the home in Beersheba were being treated for shock symptoms, after they fled to their shelter upon hearing sirens warning of the incoming projectile. It said two others were injured during the panic to seek cover.

Another rocket from Gaza struck a beach near one of Israel's larger cities. No injuries were reported.

Following the attacks, schools in Beersheba were canceled and Israel's military chief was cutting short his visit to the United States to come back and manage the crisis.

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