Two civilians, including a child, were injured when a rocket, reportedly fired from Gaza, struck the city of Be’er Sheva, in southern Israel on May 20th 2021, according to multiple reports.
Israel media outlet Behadrei Haredim said the Magen David Adom ambulance service attended to a 50-year-old man, injured to his legs, and a 14-year-old girl who fell whilst making her way to a protected area. Both victims were transported to Soroka Hospital and were said to be in a light condition.
Kan News reported the rocket came as part of a wave of strikes against Be’er Sheva and the nearby city of Ofakim. One rocket was intercepted and three fell in an open area, according to the source.
@AviMayer on Twitter, described Hamas as being responsible for the strikes.
Reports about the incident began to surface at approximately 01:00.
The incident occured at approximately 1:00 am local time.
The victims were named as:
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Reports of the incident mention the city of Beersheva (באר שבע), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.258889, 34.799722. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.