Barrage continues as Kassams
hit synagogue, college, house

JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST
May 10, 2008

A total of nine Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday morning landed in various areas of the western Negev damaged buildings in the western Negev.

Two Sderot residents were treated for shock as three rockets landed in the Sderot area and four in the Sha'ar Hanegev region.

One Kassam fell in the courtyard of Sapir College in Sderot and damaged the building, and another landed next to a synagogue, according to the IDF. A third rocket hit a house in Sderot, also damaging the building. The remaining rockets landed in open areas.

No casualties were reported the barrage.

Hamas military wing, Izzadin Kassam, claimed responsibility for the Saturday morning rocket fire, stating that its operatives fired a total of 15 rockets and mortars on the western Negev in response to IAF attacks on Hamas targets in Gaza overnight.

Saturday's rocket attacks come after 48-year-old Jimmy Kedushim, father of four, was killed when a mortar shell landed in the front yard of his house in Kibbutz Kfar Aza on Friday evening.

His funeral will be held on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at the kibbutz, and the burial will take place at 4 p.m. in the Kfar Aza cemetery.

Three others were wounded in the attack on Kfar Aza, one moderately and two lightly. Magen David Adom teams at the kibbutz treated a number of people for shock, Israel Radio reported Friday night.

A number of buildings in the kibbutz were also damaged in the barrage.

Hamas radio announced late Friday evening that the group took responsibility for the fatal attack.

Throughout Friday, a total of three Kassam rockets and four mortar shells rained down on the western Negev.

One man was lightly wounded in the barrage and was taken to Ashkelon's Barzilei Hospital.

A vehicle was also damaged when hit by a rocket in the Ashkelon area.


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