One of the two Palestinian missiles fired from Gaza before dawn Wednesday, Oct. 17, wrecked a home in the Beersheba Amidar district and caused light casualties. A mother and three children were evacuated from their heavily damaged home. Two people were slightly injured and removed to hospital, as well as a number suffering from shock from damaged homes in the neighborhood. A code red siren alerted the town to the missile within seconds.There was no Iron Dome interception. The second missile which the army spokesman stated “dropped into the sea” was found to have been aimed at Greater Tel Aviv. The two Grads carried boosted warheads which accounts for the heavy damage in Beersheba. The mother and children managed to reach the fortified room in time to escape serious harm. The Israeli air force went into action against terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday.
DEBKAfile reported earlier: Beersheba, capital of the Negev, took a direct hit from a Palestinian missile fired from the Gaza Strip before dawn Wednesday, Oct. 17, the municipality stated. No details of casualties or damage have been released. Ambulances are evacuating injured people. Among them were a mother and four children who were pulled out of their wrecked home sheltering in a fortified room. Social media are running photos of the damaged house in Amidar, in the southern district. The town alerted at 3:42 local time by a code red siren.
Metropolitan Beersheba has a population of 377,000 and lies some 30km east of the Gaza Strip. The missile that covered this distance to the town must have been a Grad.