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Rocket from Gaza explodes in Southern Israel – ISIS takes credit

ISIS-affiliated terror group claims responsibility for attack. Two treated for shock, damage reported in Sderot residential area.

Ido Ben Porat

A rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip exploded in the western Negev town of Sderot Wednesday morning.

No physical injuries have been reported, but there was damage to a residential neighborhood and a number of people are being treated for shock. The rocket is said to have exploded in between two homes at around 10:20 a.m.

At 10:19 a.m. warning sirens were activated in the western Negev near the Gaza Strip. Residents reported hearing an explosion shortly thereafter.

Security forces quickly arrived at the scene of the explosion in Sderot, sealing off the area and blocking off nearby roads as sappers verified that the remains of the rocket no longer posed a threat.

A Salafi terror group tied to the ISIS organization claim responsibility for the attack.

Hamas claims IDF artillery fire targeted a military outpost near Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip shortly after the rocket landed in Israeli territory.

An MDA spokesperson reported that a number of residents in the neighborhood struck by the rocket have been evacuated and are being treated for shock.

“At 10:26 MDA received a call about a projectile that hit the town of Sderot,” the spokesperson said. “MDA EMTs and paramedics are currently treating shock victims


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