Hamas militants have continued to fire dozens of rockets into southern Israel, injuring several people. The towns of Ashkelon, Ashdod and Sderot all came in for a pounding from the short and long range Qassam and Grad missiles. And, an Israeli government minister found himself at the centre of the chaos. Finance Minister Roni Bar-on, who had been visiting Askkelon to show residents his support, had to make a desperate run for cover after a rocket siren sounded. Fortunately for the Minister and his security crew, this time it was a false alert.