18:32 Update: Channels 2 and 1 at 18:28 reporting a number of deaths, 9 seriously wounded have arrived in Saroka hospital in Beer Sheva.
18:00 Breaking News Update: Eshkol region – 10 Israelis wounded in apparent mortar attack from Gaza — 4 in critical condition. 3 in serious, 3 moderate. Medivac Helicopters to evacuate wounded. MDA Mobile ICU ambulances on scene.
H/T: Jameel Rashid
Mortar shell attack kills at least four in Eshkol
At least four people were killed and several others seriously wounded in a mortar attack in the Eshkol Regional Council, next to the Gaza border, late Monday afternoon.
Ten people in total suffered harm from the attack. Emergency teams evacuated at lease nine people to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. Four of those injured were airlifted to the hospital.
The projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed among a crowd of people.
None of those killed or hurt in the projectile attack were Eshkol residents, said a spokeswoman for the regional council.
Shortly after the mortar shell attack, a Code Red siren sounded in the area.