PHOTOS: Palestinian Rocket Hits Apartment Building Near Tel Aviv

A Israeli soldier inspects a damaged residential building, a day after it was hit by a roc
Francisco Seco / Associated Press

A rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists hit an apartment building in Rishon LeZion, near Tel Aviv, Israel, creating a massive hole and injuring three, but causing no deaths.

A rescuer check an apartment in a building hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in the Israeli city of Rishon LeZion near Tel Aviv on October 25, 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

According to Israel’s Army Radio, the residents avoided more serious injury or death by obeying air raid sirens and retreating to shelters or reinforced “safe rooms” in their homes.

The Times of Israel added: “A rocket crashed into a home in Rishon Lezion, lightly wounding three people — a woman in her 40s hurt by shards of glass, a man around 80 wounded by shrapnel and a woman, 75, being treated for smoke inhalation, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.”

Israeli soldiers inspect a damaged residential building, a day after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in Rishon Lezion, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Israel’s Iron Dome system takes out a large percentage of rockets fired toward urban areas by Palestinian terrorists. However, it does not hit all of the rockets, which is why people in the target zones are advised to take shelter as soon as Israeli radar picks up the rocket flight paths.

This reporter witnessed the Iron Dome in action overhead outside a military base in central Israel on Tuesday.

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Residents typically have between 30 and 90 seconds to reach the bomb shelter, depending on how far away they live from Gaza.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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