Three Qassam rockets slammed into Sderot, Tuesday afternoon, marking the first time the town has received fire since the ceasefire began last Thursday.

The first Tzeva Adom alert sounded at 3:45 p.m., and the Qassam landed in the front yard of the home of Effi Cohen, who had previously vacated the home because of the rocket situation.

Magen David Adom was also called to the house next door, where a family and children were at home when the rocket hit. There were no serious injuries, according to Elad Datiya of Magen David Adom.

Dozens of Sderot residents gathered around the scene, where one man could be heard yelling, “Tell Ehud Barak there is a cease fire.”

A second Qassam hit a forested area in the industrial section of Sderot around 4:10 p.m, causing a fire to break out, according to Yossi Avigdori of the Sderot Police Department.

Firefighters had found the Qassam and controlled the blaze by 4:25 p.m.

There were no serious injuries, but one man was treated for partial hearing loss, Avigdori added. A third Qassam hit near the Ibim Junction; no injuries were reported.


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