A Grad missile explodes in Beersheba out of 2 aimed from Gaza at Israeli cities

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.



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21 thoughts on “A Grad missile explodes in Beersheba out of 2 aimed from Gaza at Israeli cities

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 5:21 at 5:21

    Oh, I don’t know, prolly shouldn’t do a thang, just sit tight, have more diversity talks.Or bomb’em back to the stone age, son.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 5:31 at 5:31

    best thing that could have happened gives a reason for any retaliation including a complete wipe out of gaza as this has to have been a gaza govt operation and could not be
    done without high command 10 20,000 pounders make sure it will never happen again

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 5:59 at 5:59

    What kind of sick cowards launch unannounced missiles against civilian women and children in the dead of night?

    No payback for such cowardice can be too harsh.

    • Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:43 at 10:43


      “What kind of sick cowards launch unannounced missiles against civilian women and children in the dead of night?”


      (1): Hamas
      (2): The Assad regime of Syria
      (a): With direct or indirect participation by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 6:01 at 6:01

    Comments working again?
    Israel’s already close to war against Hamas. This will probably solidify the decision.
    Mr. Prime Minister, remove Hamas and all its sympathizers.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 7:13 at 7:13

    to hell with the Arabs and their Backers the Russians.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 7:39 at 7:39

    The gov and idf are liers.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 7:40 at 7:40

    The government and IDF are liers

    • Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:12 at 10:12

      “The gov and idf are liers.”

      “The government and IDF are liers”


      Usually, when someone has to say the same thing twice, they must have some sort of doubt
      as to the validity about what they are saying, only they won’t admit it to anyone, even themselves.

    • Oct 17, 2018 @ 12:58 at 12:58

      ^^^^^^ Too stupid to even spell “liars”.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 8:17 at 8:17

    Time to take off the kid gloves. Israel needs to respond by firing 50 artillery shells indiscriminately into heavy populated areas of Gaza.

    • Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:32 at 10:32

      “————— firing 50 artillery shells indiscriminately into heavy populated areas————–”

      @Yaakov K,

      Syria (with the help of the Soviets………….oops…………I meant the Russians) has already done just that but the Israelis can do precision strikes against specific military targets in Gaza which pose a direct threat to their civilian population.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 9:18 at 9:18

    I don’t think that behaving like the child murdering terrorist Hamas organization will have good results. Instead of breaking their will it would ignite it and stir up support in other nations. NGiving a 10 fold responce against their government, military, missile launch sites, stockpiles and kite flying battallions while being the “good” guy would do the most toward breaking their will short of an all out invasion.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:23 at 10:23

    It was better with comments turned off.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:25 at 10:25

    OK: I’m now setting my browser to one of the “international news media” sites, just to see if this will be covered at all.

    Maybe their coverage will begin with something like this: “Israel hits Gaza: 1 killed and several injured” while omitting anything about what precipitated Israel’s response.

    Stay tuned.

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:43 at 10:43

    Israel is the country of contradictions, the IDF is scared to enter West Bank they come in the dark like thieves because they are unable to enter during day, Israel can not cut coordination with PA because they are scared West Bank will blow in their faces, IDF is so scared to enter any war by infantry, they just buy planes and smart bombs and train pilots starting and finishing wars from sky and the result is the other side to be more strong,Israel is unable to win any war. Israel reached a peek before 40 years when they were winning on 5 armies in 1 week, and they were having Sinai, West Bank , Gaza, and Golan. after they left Sinai and destroying their settlements the picture of mighty Israel started to disappearin the Arab eyes and they found that really Israel can leave land and erase all her tracks. then Israel went to Lebanon and during that was the first Intifada until Israel did it’s fatal mistake Oslo deal in 1993 which will never have the chance to reverse it and Israel left most of Gaza and the main cities in West Bank, that was a sure evidence that Israel is loosing the war and Hizballah understood that clearly, if Israel because of some rocks and some pistols would risk leaving the heart and mountains of its state Hizballah can do more, and from 1994 until May 2000 when the IDF withdrew from Lebanon, Hizballah intensifies his attacks, shortly after that in September 2000 Yasir Arafat launched the second intifada which ended in Israel leaving Gaza totally, and as usual wherever Israel leave become a huge a security threat from Sinai to south Lebanon to Gaza to the Palestinian cities in West Bank. and we reached 2018 with very small Israel very hard to defend with hundred of thousands of rockets, and tens of thousands of fighters waiting at the door. It will be a very unique example in history of how the strongest and the only nuclear country in the area deteriorated in front of everybody, and everybody is watching the dramatic collapse except its citizens who are blind or act like they are.

    • Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:57 at 10:57


      With all that rambling on with all of that rhetoric, it seems like you’re all over the map on this one, BOB.
      I’m gathering that you live really far away………………..a good safe distance away…………from all of what you commented on, and its just so easy for the words to come streaming out, right BOB?

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 13:33 at 13:33

    It’s time for new elections with s right wing government that will protect all the citizens of Israel. Destroy the Gaza strip completely regardless of world opinion before they destroy Israel. Netanyahu is old and wants to leave bis name as a world leader

  • Oct 17, 2018 @ 17:58 at 17:58

    Bob is a loser that conives in my basement

  • Oct 18, 2018 @ 20:32 at 20:32

    Checkmate Israel
    : Russians have tightened the noose in Syria
    : S300 & S400 missile systems ready to go
    : Hizbollah has an assorted arsenal of 100,000 missiles ready to go
    : Iran is fuelling the fire with ballistic missiles inside Syria and Iraq
    : Gaza will increase attacks to force an all out escalation to keep the IDF busy

    The Israeli IDF and IAF won’t be able to protect their cities in an all out war from 3 fronts for more than 3 weeks.The Israeli Med gas fields is also another issue to deal with.

    Unless Israel has a magic wand to put the flames out the future looks bleak.

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