Israeli man seriously injured in rocket strike


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli man was seriously injured when a rocket landed in Kiryat Gat, located halfway between Tel Aviv and Beersheba.

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted three other rockets above Kiryat Gat and another rocket over Tel Aviv in a volley fired from Gaza on Wednesday evening.

The injured man, 30, was treated on the scene and then taken to the hospital in moderate to serious condition, according to Israel Police.

Also Wednesday afternoon, nine communities in the Eshkol region bordering Gaza had their electricity cut off when a rocket hit a power station serving the area.

Rockets were fired throughout the day Wednesday into southern Israel, including Sderot, Ashkelon and other communities near the border with Gaza.

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