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100 Hamas Rockets Targeting Israeli Schoolchildren

More than fifty-five rockets landed in or around residential communities.
Rocket shrapnel hit the walls of a western Negev kibbutz home.

Rocket shrapnel hit the walls of a western Negev kibbutz home.
Photo Credit: Daniel Hagbi, Sderot Media Center.

Not too far away in Sderot, however, a rocket attack near a school that was in session, left several teachers in shock, according to Sderot Media Center director, Noam Bedein. “One of the teachers had to be carried to the teachers’ lounge” Bedein said, according to a witness who reported the incident to media center. “The adults were more affected than the children during the rocket attack,” Bedein told Tazpit News Agency.

For Haim Yellin, the Head of the Eshkol Regional Council for the past five years, the rocket situation is taking its toll. “At the end of the day, it is the council who is responsible for the lives of the residents here—no one else,” he says. “We do everything in our power to ensure that all our residents including the children and the elderly remain safe, but these rocket attacks have to end immediately.”

“We’ve learned how to act effectively during these emergency security situations but our residents are feeling the need to return to normal life now more than ever.”

About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


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