A video of a home in Rehovot being transformed into rubble went viral after it was directly hit by a wave of rockets fired from Gaza on Thursday evening.
Rehovot is located just t 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) south of Tel Aviv. One person was killed after being trapped under the rubble of the damaged building and eight others were injured and received medical attention on the scene.
Here is the video that went viral of the aftermath of the attack:
In the video, a shirtless man is seen entering the building and capturing the harrowing destruction left behind by the rockets. There are debris all around, large holes in the ceiling as well as the floor and a bedpost that looked burnt to a crisp.
“It was a very difficult scene with a lot of destruction,” United Hatzalah Rehovot branch head Yoni Rottenberg recounted. “Unfortunately, the death of one of the injured was pronounced at the scene as a result of the rocket hit.
“In addition, we provided initial treatment to eight people who sustained moderate and light injuries. United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit also treated numerous people for emotional shock.”
The Israel Police forces, medical emergency personnel, and Fire and Rescue Services have been deployed at the scene and they are currently searching for people who may be trapped underneath the rubble. Local residents have been asked to stay away from the scene.
MK Yuli Edelstein, chair of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, issued a statement shortly after the event, saying: “My heart goes out to the family of the murdered person from the missile strike, and I am praying for the recovery of those injured. The responsibility for the criminal and cowardly strike and murder lies with one source: Iran – the patron and financier of the Islamic Jihad. There lies the head of the snake, and we will work in every way to remove this threat from the people of Israel.”