While the rockets continue hitting communities near the Gaza border on Sunday, residents of Be’er Sheva and central Israel also had to run for cover, Ynetnews reports.
Shortly after 4pm, grad rockets were fired at Be’er Sheva, and at 5pm exactly, rocket alert sirens were sounded in Tel Aviv, Holon, Bat Yam, Rishon LeZion and many other cities in central Israel.
But while the rocket fired at central Israel was shot down by Iron Dome, some of the shrapnel from the M-75 rocket fell on the roof of a playground in a big public park in Ramat Gan. Hundreds of children and parents were at the playground at the time, but fortunately no one was hurt.
Hamas’ armed wing claimed responsibility for the rockets at Tel Aviv, Be’er Sheva and Kiryat Malachi, saying it was “a response to the continuation of Israel’s acts of massacre, the last of which was against a UN school in Rafah.”
One is reported in moderate condition and the second light.
Over 2,000 rockets have been fired at Israel since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. 95 rockets were fired on Sunday alone. IDF forces have discovered Hamas terrorists using mosques as terrorist facilities.
The IDF said that Hamas exploits Israel’s sensitivity towards protecting civilian structures, particularly holy sites, by hiding command centers, weapons caches and tunnel entrances in mosques.
On July 29, IDF special forces engaged and eliminated an armed terror cell guarding a mosque being used as a Hamas military compound.
When searching the basement of the mosque after the battle, the soldiers uncovered a stockpile of weapons including sniper rifles, RPGs and machine guns. They also found two concealed tunnel entrances, one of which ran 14 meters deep underground.
VIDEO: IDF Forces Find & Destroy Terror Tunnel In Gaza Mosque