Rocket barrages also targeted Ashkelon, Sderot and other towns in the Gaza Envelope.
By David Isaac, World Israel News
Arabs cheered at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate as they watched a Hamas rocket reach the Jerusalem area on Monday evening around 6:00 p.m. Between six and seven rockets were fired in the barrage, which was directed at Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, located approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the capital.
Air raid sirens were heard in both cities and the distant sound of Iron Dome explosions.
No injuries were reported as one rocket struck an outlying settlement in the Jerusalem area, hitting along the town’s outer ring of homes but not striking any houses. However, the blast sent glass shattering into nearby buildings.
The missiles have not led to the cancellation of Jerusalem Day events, including a major parade that began late Monday afternoon.
Around the same time as the rocket strike, an anti-tank missile was fired from the Gaza Strip at a civilian vehicle. Fortunately, the driver wasn’t hurt having been outside the car or able to extricate himself before the missile hit. Such attacks are rare events and the last time a civilian was killed by such a missile was in May 2019.