After weeks of quiet and for the first time since Gilad Shalit returned home, the quiet was shattered in southern Israel Wednesday, October 26, when a Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Ashdod, Ynet
reported. Sirens were activated for the first time in Rehovot and Nes Ziona due to a rocket attack. Daniela, a 14 year-old resident of Rehovot, said it was the first time she had heard a siren that was not part of a drill. “I was in the shower. At first I thought it was the sound of the wind but then I realized and came out soaked. I ran to the fortified room. It was really scary. My parents didn’t panic but they didn’t realize what was happening. I hope this does doesn’t happen again.” The rocket landed in open territories. No injuries were reported but several people suffered from shock. There is no Iron Dome system deployed in this region. In response, the Israel Air Force targeted
three centers of terrorist activity and a weapons storage site in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning.