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Jerusalem - In Photos: Grad Rocket Attack In Ashdod

Published on: March 12, 2012 12:42 PM
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 Israelis run for shelters as a siren sounds in the center of the southern town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012 at a place where a Grad rocket, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip exploded about one half hour earlier. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDER Israelis run for shelters as a siren sounds in the center of the southern town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012 at a place where a Grad rocket, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip exploded about one half hour earlier. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities.  EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

Jerusalem - A Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in a residential area of Ashdod causing extensive damage to homes and lightly injuring two people.

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At least eight of the 31 rockets fired on Monday were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system, including several fired toward Ashdod.

However, one Grad rocket not intercepted by the Iron Dome hit a residential area of Ashdod on Monday afternoon, causing damage to homes. One of the injured, an elderly woman, was evacuated to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot after being struck by flying glass shards. One other person was injured from glass and eight people were treated for shock following the attack.

An Israeli soldier stands guard near the Israeli anti-missile system known as Iron Dome deployed in order to intercept rockets fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the city of Ashdod, southern Israel, Monday, March 12, 2012. The Israeli military said it carried out nine air attacks against rocket-launching sites and a weapons storage facility early Monday. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)An Israeli soldier stands guard near the Israeli anti-missile system known as Iron Dome deployed in order to intercept rockets fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the city of Ashdod, southern Israel, Monday, March 12, 2012. The Israeli military said it carried out nine air attacks against rocket-launching sites and a weapons storage facility early Monday. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Israelis stand near the site where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Israelis stand near the site where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Israeli police officers try to clear people from the site where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed. (Credit: REUTERS)Israeli police officers try to clear people from the site where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed. (Credit: REUTERS)
A woman is evacuated to hospital after she was lightly injured from a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)A woman is evacuated to hospital after she was lightly injured from a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
A girl holds onto teddy bears as she walks near the site where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)A girl holds onto teddy bears as she walks near the site where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Israeli fire-fighters survey the damage caused after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed near shops in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Israeli fire-fighters survey the damage caused after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed near shops in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Security personnel stand near a car damaged from a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinian militants and wounded 25 civilians in the Gaza Strip on Monday, medical sources said, as cross-border hostilities continued into a fourth day.  (Credit: REUTERS)Security personnel stand near a car damaged from a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinian militants and wounded 25 civilians in the Gaza Strip on Monday, medical sources said, as cross-border hostilities continued into a fourth day.  (Credit: REUTERS)
Israeli fire-fighters work near a car that was damaged from a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)Israeli fire-fighters work near a car that was damaged from a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, in the southern city of Ashdod March 12, 2012. Israel launched more air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians kept up rocket fire against southern Israel on Monday in a fourth day of hostilities in which 23 Palestinians have been killed.  (Credit: REUTERS)
An Israeli 'Iron Dome' unit outside the southern Israeli town of Ashdod fires a second missile to intercept a Grad rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, 12 March 2012. A direct hit was heard about 20 seconds later. The Iron Dome continues to intercept Palestinian rockets fired toward large Israeli population centers, with a high rate of accurate hits on the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinians conflict. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ unit outside the southern Israeli town of Ashdod fires a second missile to intercept a Grad rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, 12 March 2012. A direct hit was heard about 20 seconds later. The Iron Dome continues to intercept Palestinian rockets fired toward large Israeli population centers, with a high rate of accurate hits on the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinians conflict. (Credit: EPA)
Two ultra-Orthodox Jews collect small pieces of shrapnel that tore through their apartment house entrance shattering the windows in the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, when a Grad rocket, fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street in front of the building. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)Two ultra-Orthodox Jews collect small pieces of shrapnel that tore through their apartment house entrance shattering the windows in the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, when a Grad rocket, fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street in front of the building. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli firefighters tear down aluminum pieces from a high rise apartment building damages by a Grad rocket fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, after it exploded across the street from this building in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012.  A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)Israeli firefighters tear down aluminum pieces from a high rise apartment building damages by a Grad rocket fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, after it exploded across the street from this building in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012.  A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli look at the damage caused by a Grad rocket fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, which exploded on a street in the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)Israeli look at the damage caused by a Grad rocket fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, which exploded on a street in the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks out from an apartment house stairwell window, shattered by a Grad rocket attack by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, during a 'Red Alert' siren stops in the center of the southern Israeli port town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012. Several rockets were downed by Israel's 'Iron Dome' anti-missile system here today, but one rocket got through and exploded in the center of town shattering many shop windows and apartment windows. Several people were lightly injured and some suffered from shock in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks out from an apartment house stairwell window, shattered by a Grad rocket attack by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, during a ‘Red Alert’ siren stops in the center of the southern Israeli port town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012. Several rockets were downed by Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ anti-missile system here today, but one rocket got through and exploded in the center of town shattering many shop windows and apartment windows. Several people were lightly injured and some suffered from shock in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
Israeli firefighters and rescue personnel on the terrace of an Israeli apartment building in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after a Grad rocket, fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, slammed into the street in front of the building. Several rockets were downed by Israel's 'Iron Dome' anti-missile system here today, but one rocket got through and exploded in the center of town shattering many shop windows and apartment windows. Several people were lightly injured and some suffered from shock in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)Israeli firefighters and rescue personnel on the terrace of an Israeli apartment building in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after a Grad rocket, fired by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip, slammed into the street in front of the building. Several rockets were downed by Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ anti-missile system here today, but one rocket got through and exploded in the center of town shattering many shop windows and apartment windows. Several people were lightly injured and some suffered from shock in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men kneel behind a car as a siren wails signaling a Grad rocket attack by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip aimed at the southern Israeli port town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012. Several rockets were downed by Israel's 'Iron Dome' anti-missile system here today, but one rocket got through and exploded in the center of town shattering many shop windows and apartment windows. Several people were lightly injured and some suffered from shock in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men kneel behind a car as a siren wails signaling a Grad rocket attack by Palestinian militants inside the Gaza Strip aimed at the southern Israeli port town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012. Several rockets were downed by Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ anti-missile system here today, but one rocket got through and exploded in the center of town shattering many shop windows and apartment windows. Several people were lightly injured and some suffered from shock in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
A shop keeper (R) pauses as he and others sweep up broken glass from his shop windows in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after a Grad missile, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street across from his shop. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)A shop keeper (R) pauses as he and others sweep up broken glass from his shop windows in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after a Grad missile, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street across from his shop. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli woman in shock is helped out from her apartment by her husband and son, who carries an automatic weapon as he is probably a soldier serving in a unit and is at leave at home, as they walk through shattered glass in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after a Grad missile, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street across from their high-rise apartment building. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli woman in shock is helped out from her apartment by her husband and son, who carries an automatic weapon as he is probably a soldier serving in a unit and is at leave at home, as they walk through shattered glass in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after a Grad missile, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street across from their high-rise apartment building. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)
An Israeli woman crying and in shock is helped by her husband and son, who carries an automatic weapon as he is probably a soldier serving in a unit and is at leave at home, as they walk through shattered glass leaving their apartment building in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after  a Grad missile, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street across from their high-rise apartment building. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)An Israeli woman crying and in shock is helped by her husband and son, who carries an automatic weapon as he is probably a soldier serving in a unit and is at leave at home, as they walk through shattered glass leaving their apartment building in the center of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod, 12 March 2012, after a Grad missile, fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip, exploded on the street across from their high-rise apartment building. A number of Israelis were lightly injured and some suffered from shock when the rocket slammed into the street shattering many shop windows and apartment terraces and a few cars in the fourth day of the current Israeli - Palestinian upsurge in hostilities. (Credit: EPA)

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 Mar 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM Anonymous Says:

You never see these pictures on Yahoo or anything. Just the pictures of palistinians pallywooding away.

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 Mar 12, 2012 at 01:00 PM GEULA Says:

so sad and frightening. Hashem should help them all.

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 Mar 12, 2012 at 01:29 PM Butterfly Says:

If these bombs would be landing in arab territory, the UN would wake up!! In the meantime, they are fast asleep!!

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 Mar 12, 2012 at 01:37 PM TimewillTell Says:

Every one knows that its IRAN that gave the orders for Hamas to start firing rockets non stop just that isreal and the world to look away from Iran...achmadiniJIHAD u can hide we have bunker busters...enjoy ur last days with basshar al assad

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 Mar 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM mewhoze Says:

May Hashem watch over all of our people in Israel.

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 Mar 12, 2012 at 04:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Start tweeting and post on facebook the pictures for the world to see. Maybe then will the world wake up.

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 Mar 12, 2012 at 05:31 PM Anonymous Says:

amen

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