3 Israelis Dead In Rocket Attack

Baby injured in Kiryat Malachi (Photo: Gideon Rahamim)

Even with our Iron Dome defense system, when terrorists deliberately fire rockets against civilians, people are going to get injured or killed.

Unfortunately this is what we have seen this morning, after a rocket scored a direct hit on a residential building in Kiryat Malachi, killing 3 and critically injuring a baby.

The building struck by the rocket (via Twitter)

Three people were killed and a baby was critically injured Thursday morning after a rocket blasted into a four story building in Kiryat Malachi.

As emergency services scrambled to rescue those still trapped inside the shattered structure another five missiles were fired at the town but the Iron Dome system intercepted them before they landed.

Two salvos of rockets were fired at Ashdod and the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted some of the incoming rockets. However, one missile landed near a house in Ashdod lightly injuring three people. A chicken coup in Eshkol Region was also hit causing damage but no injuries.

During Thursday morning Israeli media reported on several salvos of missiles some of which penetrated the Iron Dome defenses. One missile was reported to have landed near Beersheba and another hit Kiryat Gat. Missiles were also fired at the port city of Ashkelon.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media