Gaza Bullets Hit Sderot, No Injuries

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Sderot
A residential street in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. (Yudkey)

The southern Israeli city of Sderot found itself in the line of fire once again on Wednesday as rounds believed shot by terrorists in Gaza landed in a residential area.

B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries were reported, even though high caliber bullets, probably from machine guns, hit homes, shattering a window and smashing into external walls, according to media reports.

Former Sderot mayor Eli Moyal’s home was one of those hit.

“I was at home and suddenly I heard a loud sound. It was scary. I thought something fell. I went out to the yard and saw shrapnel,” he told Ynet.

“A short while ago, shots were fired at an IDF aircraft. Rounds hit a number of homes in Sderot,” the city said in a statement.

However, some doubt remained about whether the shots came from Gaza and who they were aimed at. Forensic experts were dispatched to the scene to verify the origin of the gunfire.

Sderot has frequently been the site of rocket attacks over the past 20 years.

It was the second shooting of the day out of the Gaza Strip. Earlier, shots were fired at Israeli soldiers stationed on the border, according to the IDF.