14-Year-Old Girl Injured from Qassam Rocket

Archive photo: IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

A 14-year-old girl was injured when a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in Kibbutz Zikim as well as another man in the area. As many as fourteen projectiles fired into Israel since the beginning of the week

Date: 21/12/2010, 8:44 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

A-14-year old girl was injured on Tuesday (Dec. 21) morning when a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near a kindergarten in Kibbutz Zikim (southern Israel). An adult in the area was also injured and the two were taken to a hospital for treatment. Four Israelis were treated for shock.

Since the beginning of the week (week of Dec. 19), as many as fourteen projectiles have been fired from the Gaza Strip landing in Israeli territory including Kibbutz Zikim, near the Karni Crossing (through which gas, fuel and cement enter the Gaza Strip), the Eshkol Regional Council and the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council (all in southern Israel).

The IAF and Israel Security Agency carried out a joint operation targeting seven terror-related sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday night (Dec. 20) as a response to these projectiles. These included three Hamas-operated tunnels in the northern Gaza Strip and an additional Hamas-operated tunnel, a smuggling tunnel, a weapon-manufacturing facility and a terror activity center in the southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified on all targets.

Approximately 200 projectiles have landed in Israel since the beginning of 2010, and over 470 since the end of Operation Cast Lead.