Qassam Rocket Fired From Gaza Destroys Negev Packing Plant

Rocket also seriously damages other structures in the Sdot Negev Regional Council; no one hurt.

A Qassam rocked fired from the Gaza Strip hit the western Negev before dawn Wednesday, seriously damaging a packing plant and other structures in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, but causing no casualties.

A Qassam rocket.
Albert Sadiko

"Tonight we took the hit, but the [rocket] fire is constant," the plant's manager said. "On the whole, we are a peaceful and quiet community," he continued. "People got up and went to work and are trying to continue the day's routines."

"The biggest problem is that that our houses are not protected [against rocket fire]; I hope [the government] speeds up the fortification work," he concluded.

The rocket attack comes one day after Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Eitan Dango who oversees civilian operations in the West Bank told the Palestinian Authority that Israel plans to significantly boost the number of aid trucks allowed into the Gaza Strip.