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Israeli killed, 3 injured as rocket falls near Dimona

July 19, 2014 12:34 A.M. (Updated: July 19, 2014 8:46 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A 33-year-old Palestinian Bedouin citizen of Israel was killed and three others injured after a rocket from Gaza hit a village near the southern town of Dimona on Saturday.

The rocket apparently fell short of its target in the city of Dimona and hit Qasr al-Sir, an unrecognized Bedouin village in southern Israel with a population of around 1,000.

Israeli medical sources said that the injured included a 4-month-old baby girl in serious condition as well as a 5-year-old boy and a woman in her 30s with light injuries.

The injured appeared to all be members of the same family.

Israeli human rights groups have criticized the government for providing extensive rocket shelters in Jewish areas and cities across the country but failing to install safety equipment in areas populated by Palestinian citizens of Israel, especially Bedouin areas in the south.

More than 1,300 rockets have been launched from Gaza since Israel launched a massive assault on the region 12 days ago, with the majority landing harmlessly in open areas.

One Israeli who was volunteering with the army near the Erez border crossing was killed by a rocket previously, while around seven have been injured.

A number of the previously injured were also Bedouins, who live primarily in the deserts of southern Israel between entirely-Jewish towns and cities.

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