Gaza rocket explodes near Be’er Sheva injuring 2 Muslim girlsBy Mason White 10:29 AM July 15, 2014
|Vehicle damaged from Gaza rocket|
By: Aryeh Savir
A Gaza rocket exploded near the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva, and 2 young Muslim girls were injured, the Tazpit News Agency reported.
The Israel Security Council convened to vote on a ceasefire proposition offered by Egypt.
Several members of the Knesset, have already voiced strong opposition to the deal, but that there is a majority in favor of the ceasefire within the Security Cabinet.
In the meantime, Hamas continues to fire on Israel. Several mortar shells were fired at southern Israel.
Overnight, Israel was hit on three different fronts. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad continued to fire rockets at Israeli civilian population centers. More than 115 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel over the past 24 hours.
At least 92 rockets struck Israel. 15 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense systems. The IDF continued to attack terror targets, hitting 163 targets in the Gaza Strip.
A rocket fired from Gaza late at night hit Lakiya, which is located near Be’er Sheva, and wounded two Bedouin girls, aged 11 and 13, one severely and one moderately.
Yesterday afternoon, an IDF soldier was moderately wounded by a mortar shell fired at the Eshkol Region in the Negev. He was treated at the scene, and then was evacuated to a hospital for further treatment.
Earlier on, an 8-year-old boy of Ashdod, was lightly wounded by a rocket that exploded in his backyard. Eilat was attacked for the first time from Gaza.
At 2:00 a.m., two rockets hit Eilat, striking near a hotel at the height of the tourism season. An additional rocket hit an open area. Five people were lightly injured from shrapnel. Two additional people were treated for shock. Damage was reported.
In the north, for the fourth time since Friday, a rocket that was fired from Lebanon struck near the northern Israeli city of Nahariya. The IDF responded with artillery fire.
Near Syria, a rocket fired from Syria fell into an open area in El Rom in the Golan Heights early yesterday evening. No one was physically injured, but a fire broke out in the field.
In total, over 1081 rocket have been launched at Israel during Operation Protective Edge. 845 of those rockets hit Israel.
Approximately 191 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense systems. The IDF has targeted over 1,576 terror targets, with both naval and aerial capabilities.