Gaza rocket hits southern Israel, 1 wounded

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at the southern Israel town of Sderot on Tuesday for the first time in several weeks.

Local residents were shocked to again hear the “Color Red” alert system going off, and immediately scrambled for bomb shelters. And it was a good thing they did, as the rocket landed in the yard of a local home where several residents had been sitting enjoying the cool early evening temperatures just minutes earlier.

One person suffered light shrapnel wounds, and several others were treated for anxiety.

Hours later, Israeli forces responded by attacking terrorist targets in southern Gaza, including arms smuggling tunnels running under the Gaza-Egypt border.

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