1 lightly injured by shrapnel in rocket strike near Gan Yavne

One person is lightly injured by shrapnel after a rocket strikes a highway outside of Gan Yavne, Magen David Adom emergency services spokesman Zaki Heller says.

The man was treated on the scene by paramedics, the spokesman says.

The rocket causes significant damage to the Route 4 highway near the Gan Yavne Junction. Police sappers are called to the scene to remove the projectile.

Several cars were damaged in the blast, police say.

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