Thirteen people were injured after two rockets were fired from the GazaStrip towards Ashkelon and Ashdod in southern Israel on Tuesday. Rocket sirens sounded as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed normalization deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
One of the rockets was intercepted by the IDF. Police sappers handled a rocket that fell in Ashdod.
Magen David Adom (MDA) reported that its paramedics were treating a man in his 60’s hit by shrapnel who was moderately injured upon admittance but whose condition has since worsened to serious. A man in his 20’s was lightly injured by shards of glass and four people were treated for shock.
Asuta Medical Center in Ashdod received 13 patients, including one person in moderate to serious condition, four people lightly injured by shrapnel and eight people suffering from shock.
Palestinian factions have expressed outrage at the normalization deals, protesting against them at multiple demonstrations in the West Bank on Tuesday in a “day of rage.”
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem responded to the normalization deals shortly after the rockets were fired from Gaza, saying that “the normalization agreements between the UAE and Bahrain with the Zionist entity are not worth the ink with which they were written – and our people, with their insistence on the struggle until the full recovery of their rights, will deal with these agreements as if they were non-existent,” according to Palestinian media.
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