The wounded Ashkelon teenager is in critical condition, and will likely be airlifted to central Israel for treatment, Channel 2 reports, quoting the mayor of Ashkelon.
The 16-year-old was playing outside when the sirens went off, and did not seek shelter. He was injured by shrapnel from the projectile.
Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni urges citizens to comply with the IDF Home Front Command instructions and not rely solely on the Iron Dome.
He says two other rockets fell in the city, causing damage, and adds that he hopes the IDF “breaks Gaza’s neck.”