The Bedouin family's home near Dimona, July 19, 2014

The family home of Auda al-Wadj, member of the Bedouin Janabib people and the second Israeli civilian to be killed by rocket fire during Operation Pillar of Defense, July 19, 2014. Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Based on material from Haaretz:  A Bedouin, his wife and three children were victims of a Hamas rocket that exploded in their tin shack home on Saturday . Auda al-Wadj, was killed since the beginning of the operation in Gaza. The others are being cared for in Israeli hospitals

The family, part of the Bedouin Janabib tribe, lived in an unnamed patch of tin houses some 3 kilometers east of Dimona, site of Isael’s Atomic Energy Program. . The rocket exploded in the yard outside their house, and showered it with shrapnel. According to witnesses, no sirens sounded before the rocket exploded.

When Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich arrived at the scene, he told the sheikh that Iron Dome cannot cover 100 percent of the territory, and does not protect agricultural areas. “It is not just the [Bedouin] community that doesn’t have protection,” he said. “Be’er Sheva doesn’t have a bomb shelter either; there are entire neighborhoods in Dimona and Netivot and you can’t… put a bomb shelter everywhere.” Aharonovich said he will examine with the Home Front Command what can be done concerning sirens in the area.


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