• Home
  • keyboard_arrow_right Israel News
  • keyboard_arrow_right Two Israelis dead, over 90 injured after Gaza rockets strike Ashkelon

Israel News

Two Israelis dead, over 90 injured after Gaza rockets strike Ashkelon

CM 11/05/2021


Background
share close
Two women were killed and more than 90 people were injured on Tuesday after rockets, fired from the Gaza Strip, slammed into a number of homes in Ashkelon and Ashdod. Four of the injured were members of the same family.One of the women was in her 80s and the other was in her 60s. One of the women was identified as Soumya Santhosh, an Indian national who worked as a caregiver for an elderly woman in Ashkelon. Santhosh was killed in the strike while the elderly woman sustained serious injuries.
The four family members were evacuated to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center. Authorities said that the 40-year-old father was in moderate-to-serious condition suffering from injuries to his head. The mother, 39, was in moderate condition and the children suffered from light injuries. Of those injured on Tuesday, five were children, 26 were in light condition, 13 were suffering from anxiety, one person was moderately injured and two other people were seriously injured.The scene where an apartment building was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel, on May 11, 2021. (Fire and Rescue)The scene where an apartment building was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, southern Israel, on May 11, 2021. (Fire and Rescue)Under orders from the IDF Home Front Command, local councils within a 40-kilometer radius of the Gaza Strip shut schools on Tuesday and banned large public gatherings. Under the restrictions, only 10 people can gather outside and 50 inside, as long as there is a bomb shelter nearby that can accommodate all participants. 
Residents of Ashkelon were asked by Home Front Command on Tuesday afternoon to remain in bomb shelters until further notice.

For more on Hamas attacks and IDF operations read hereFor more on rocket attacks against Israel read here
For more on Israeli strikes on Gaza read here.For more on world reactions to Gaza violence read here

For more on Israeli Politician Gaza reactions read here
The municipalities of Rishon Lezion, Holon, Bat Yam, Rehovot, Lod and Ness Ziona also decided to cancel studies for Tuesday. 
Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the rocket fire saying that it was “in response to [Israeli] crimes and aggression against the holy city and harassment of our people in Sheikh Jarrah and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and this is a message that the enemy should understand well.”Smoke and flames rise after an Gaza rocket hit a school in Ashkelon. (Fire and Rescue)Smoke and flames rise after an Gaza rocket hit a school in Ashkelon. (Fire and Rescue)
The IDF closed a number of roads near the Gaza border and instructed farmers to stop all work near the border on Monday afternoon. Additionally, train traffic between Ashkelon and Beersheba and to Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim was temporarily halted on Monday afternoon by order of security officials.

In the center of the country, restrictions were also placed on large gatherings due to concerns that Hamas and other terrorist groups would fire rocket barrages on Tuesday in the direction of Tel Aviv.  

Due to the fears, the Tel Aviv Municipality opened bomb shelters late Monday night. The cities of Givatayim, Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak made similar announcements.   
Tel Aviv added that people should not enter the bomb shelters unless there was an active order to do so. If a siren sounded, the municipality said, all residents should enter the bomb shelter closest to them. 
Schools will operate according to Home Front Command regulations, the announcement said. 

Locate your closest Tel Aviv bomb shelter here

Source: Jerusalem Post

Rate it
Author

CM

The host of Coffee Mouth Scare Crow Show and CEO of 452 Impact, Inc. Here is food for thought. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." John 3:16 "For God so love ed the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall be saved."

list Archive

Background

Post comments

This post currently has no comments.

Leave a reply