By Marcus Dysch, July 30, 2010
A rocket fired from Gaza has landed in a residential area of Ashkelon, causing damage to cars and buildings.
Around eight people have been treated for shock and minor injuries after the missile landed in the southern Israeli city at around 8.30am local time.
Prior to the explosion the city’s rocket attack alarm was sounded.
The strike smashed windows in local buildings and damaged cars.
Ashkelon mayor Benny Vaknin told Israel Radio that the incident was “no doubt the most serious that has happened since Operation Cast Lead”.