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. Not the case in the town of Sderot, which was hit by rocket attack earlier today. The Jewish state says some 500 missles have been fired into Israel since the start of the conflict 10 days ago, killing 4 Israel’s and injuring 30.