Apparently, the rocket that struck Rishon Lezion and demolished an apartment on the top floor of a six-story building was an Iranian Fajr-5 with a warhead containing almost 100 kilograms of explosives.

Rescue services were reportedly checking the building’s structural integrity to ensure that it wouldn’t collapse.

It was the first time that Gaza terrorists have hit the city of 250,000, which is located southeast of Tel Aviv, since Operation Pillar of Defesne broke out last Wednesday.

An apartment building in Rishon Lezion that was his by a rocket from Gaza on Tuesday evening (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

An apartment building in Rishon Lezion that was hit by a rocket from Gaza on Tuesday evening (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

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