Around 1 PM today, Hamas fired a rocket at Ashkelon. It was a new missile, an R160 – a 345mm missile with a huge warhead, that Israel had no idea that Hamas had. Its provenance is not known. It scored a direct hit on a home and two houses next to it were totally leveled. Dozens of buildings in a wide radius were damaged. 71 Israelis were wounded, 29 of them seriously. All wounded were apparently civilians. At 6 PM, another Hamas rocket scored a direct hit on a kibbutz in the Eshkol District next to Gaza. 2 Israelis were killed and 7 more were wounded, 3 seriously. Apparently all wounded were civilians. In all 2 Israelis were killed and 78 more were wounded, 31 seriously. An American yeshiva student from New Jersey has been missing since Friday when he went for a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest. Police are searching for him.
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