Over 60 rockets were fired at Israel on Shabbat

Rocket Hits Chabad Building

Photos: Shmulik Sofer/COLlive
 

A missile hit the Ashdod Chabad center building on Shabbos, miraculously no one was injured in the blast.

By COLlive reporter
Photos: Shmulik Sofer


Over 60 rockets were fired at Israel on Shabbos, many of them intercepted by the Iron Dome system, including rockets aimed at the cities of Sderot, Netivot, Ashdod, and Be'er Sheva.

Just after 1:00 pm, a 10-story residential building in Ashdod was hit, and a car was damaged during a barrage of rockets on that city.

Four people were reported lightly wounded and were evacuated to Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Magen David Adom reported.

The explosion caused damage to an apartment and a number of the building's balconies. Windows in the building shattered from the force of the blast.

One of the Chabad Centers of Ashdod is located on the ground floor of the building. The center is directed by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Friedman, who works under the head Shliach RabbiShneur Goodman.

Rabbi Friedman says it was a great miracle that there were no casualties from the blast.

"At the time of the explosion, most of the congregation had already gone home," said Rabbi Friedman. "We were just a small group still there after the farbrengen we held to welcome those who had returned from the kinus Hashluchim.

"After we heard the explosion, and we realized the missile had hit our building, we went up the apartment that had been hit. The apartment was destroyed. It was a miracle, no one was in the living room at the time."