Gaza rocket hits Ashdod synagogue, injuring 3
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Gaza rocket hits Ashdod synagogue, injuring 3

One woman moderately injured by shrapnel, two men lightly wounded; others treated for shock; building badly damaged; 70 rockets fired into Israel since morning

  • Ashdod synagogue hit by Gaza rocket sustains heavy damage, August 22, 2014. (Photo credit: Israel Police)
    Ashdod synagogue hit by Gaza rocket sustains heavy damage, August 22, 2014. (Photo credit: Israel Police)
  • Emergency services evacuate a man injured by shrapnel from a Gaza rocket that hit Ashdod synagogue, August 22, 2014. (Photo credit: Israel Police)
    Emergency services evacuate a man injured by shrapnel from a Gaza rocket that hit Ashdod synagogue, August 22, 2014. (Photo credit: Israel Police)
  • Israel Police forces at the scene of an Ashdod synagogue hit by a rocket from Gaza, August 22, 2014.  (Photo credit: Israel Police)
    Israel Police forces at the scene of an Ashdod synagogue hit by a rocket from Gaza, August 22, 2014. (Photo credit: Israel Police)
  • Police and emergency services at the site of the Ashdod synagogue hit by a Gaza rocket, August 22, 2014. (Photo credit: Israel Police)
    Police and emergency services at the site of the Ashdod synagogue hit by a Gaza rocket, August 22, 2014. (Photo credit: Israel Police)

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip Friday made a direct hit on a synagogue in Ashdod, causing significant damage to the building.

Three people sustained shrapnel injuries. One woman in her 40s was moderately injured and was transferred to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon for treatment. Two men in their 20s were transfered to Kaplan Medical central in Rehovot for light injuries.

Several people were treated for shock on site.

As of late afternoon Friday, more than 70 rockets had been fired into Israel since 6:00 a.m. by Gaza-based terrorist groups. Eight were intercepted by Iron Dome

Israel had carried out airstrikes on some 30 targets in Gaza since midnight, killing at least four people.

On Thursday, an Israeli father was moderately injured by shrapnel, moments after he helped a group of young children — including his son, whose birthday it was — to scramble to safety when a rocket slammed into the Eshkol region community kindergarten.

None of the children was injured in the attack and the man, Jan Berman, 35, was taken to Soroka Medical Center for treatment.

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