Photo Credit: Matty Stern / US Embassy in Tel Aviv
Hanukkah menorah at Yeshivat Sderot, created with the Qassam rockets fired from Gaza that exploded nearby

Heavy machine gun fire hit four Jewish homes in the Gaza Belt city of Sderot on Wednesday. Miraculously no injuries were reported; the bullets were big enough, and deadly enough to penetrate the window frames of the homes and twist them like butter.

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The bullets that struck the homes were fired by Gaza terrorists, according to the IDF, which issued a statement saying the military took a “grave view” of the incident.

“Hamas is responsible for all activities and events that take place within and emanating from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF Spokesperson said.

A separate source claimed the terrorists were aiming for an IDF drone flying over Gaza.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.