Grad rocket hits family’s yard in southern Israel

One person treated for shock, building damaged

A grad rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Friday evening. The projectile landed in Netivot, near the Gaza border, in the yard of a house, near a Bnei Akiva religious youth center.

There were no injuries, but one individual was treated for shock by Magen David Adom and the building was damaged.

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The attack came on the heels of a tumultuous week in which Hamas announced it had improved its rocket-launching technology to include up to six rockets at a time, and after dozens of rockets were fired at Israel — more than 50 of them on Monday.

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