More than 126 Qassam and 71 mortar rockets were fired at Sderot and
the Negev from northern Gaza since November 4 according to the
Intelligence and Terrorism and Information Center.

November 4-5, 2008: Over 60 Palestinian Qassam rockets were fired on
Sderot and the western Negev. Hamas renewed Qassam rocket fire against
Israeli civilians living in the Negev throughout Tuesday night and
early Wednesday morning, in light of. The rockets damaged several
green houses in the western Negev. Two rockets landed in Ashkelon, one
which hit a quiet neighborhood, and sent three people into shock and
trauma. The massive rocket attack came about when IDF Special Forces
entered Gaza to blow up a tunnel dug by Hamas terrorists that was
created in order to abduct Israeli soldiers.

November 7, 2008: Southern Israelis woke up to another day of rocket
attacks Friday as Palestinian terrorists fired five Qassams at western
Negev neighborhoods. The rockets landed in the Sderot, Eshkol and
Sha’ar Hanegev regions. No one was wounded and no damage was reported.
One of the Qassams landed near a kibbutz reservoir, while a second
hit the fence surrounding another western Negev kibbutz. The other
rockets hit open areas. The Islamic Jihad’s armed wing claimed
responsibility for the attacks. (Jerusalem Post)

November 14, 2008: A Qassam rocket launched from the northern Gaza
Strip hit an electric pole near a house in Sderot on Friday, injuring
an 80-year-old woman with shrapnel and seven people suffered from
shock from the attack.

Four more rockets hit the Ashkelon area later Friday. One landed
inside the city, another fell just outside, and two more landed in
nearby open fields shortly after an alarm was sounded. Defense
establishment officials said at least two of the rockets were Grad
missiles. Three people suffered from shock. All victims were evacuated
to Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon. A total of 14 rockets were fired on
the Western Negev on Friday. (YNET News)

November 20, 2008: The port city of Ashdod, 24 km north of the Gaza
border, was this week connected to the rocket alert system already in
use in Ashkelon and Sderot. It is an acknowledgement that threats by
Palestinian militants to bring it within range are being taken
seriously. (Jewish Chronicle)

November 27, 2008: Gaza terrorists continued their attacks on southern
Israel Thursday evening, firing a Qassam rocket that hit a home in the
Eshkol region, damaging the structure wounding no one. Earlier
Thursday, two rockets landed in open areas in the western Negev. The
exact impact sites of the other two rockets could not initially be
ascertained due to heavy fog in the area, however there were no
reports of
wounded or further damage.

November 29, 2008: Eight Israel Defense Forces soldiers were wounded
Friday evening, two seriously, after mortars fired by Gaza Strip
militants hit a military base near Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the western
Negev. The soldiers were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva
and to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. Six soldiers were still
hospitalized Saturday morning. Doctors had to amputate the leg of one
of the soldiers who was brought to the hospital in serious condition.

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