Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Saturday struck an industrial factory in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, according to a report from the European Jewish Press (EJP).
A video that shows the incident reveals how damaging the so-called “home made” rockets used by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad can really be.
Sderot is just one kilometre from the Gaza border, and when air raid sirens sound, residents have less than 15 seconds to find their nearest shelter. Most buildings and schools in the area have been made bomb proof, though this is of little consolation to those in cars or walking on the street.
The EJP reports that four workers were inside the factory when the rocket hit.
“Two of them, 23 and 59 years old, were taken to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon suffering from light burns.”
“A fireball rose 200 meters from the burning factory, it was horrible,” said one of the injured.
Correction: This article initially carried an incorrect video circulated online