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Gaza Rocket Hits Nursery School/Summer Camp

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The small summer camp in Sderot, filled with young children, escaped injury and death by the grace of a bomb shelter door.

The Color Red incoming rocket alert siren had been wailing off and on all night – in fact, all week long. The way to the shelter was a familiar one and this morning the drills and routines paid off.

A Qassam rocket fired by Gaza terrorists at around 8:30 a.m. slammed into the private home that doubles as a children’s summer camp. The rocket blasted part of the home into rubble, but left the shelter intact.

Just seconds before impact, the air raid siren had sent the young campers racing for the bomb shelter.

Not a moment too soon.

All the children made it to the shelter in time and were safely inside when the rocket slammed into the house.

“I heard the first ‘boom!’ Tami, the owner of the camp, told an Israeli radio interviewer. “It sounded close, but we are used to that. “The second one sounded much, much closer though.”

That second explosion was a Qassam hitting another private home and car nearby.

It’s not clear why the Iron Dome anti-missile system failed to intercept the two rockets.

A third Qassam exploded in the city as well. In fact, by 10:00 a.m. five rockets had already exploded in the western Negev.

The targeted children were treated for shock after their ordeal, although miraculously they were physically uninjured. Their future psychological condition remains to be seen. Their equally shocked parents have taken them home for the rest of the day – where they will likely be forced to make additional runs to their own private bomb shelters.

By 11:00 a.m., Gaza terrorists had fired 11 rockets and missiles at southern Israel, many causing serious damage to property in civilian communities and traumatizing the residents.

Late Wednesday night, a Qassam rocket barrage slammed directly into power lines, leaving the city of Sderot without electricity for at least 15 minutes. The rockets caused heavy damage to several structures and smashed into parked vehicles, shattering windows and more.

In a separate attack, a family was saved by its private bomb shelter after their home sustained a direct strike by another Qassam rocket the same night. The family, also accustomed to the nightly race for the shelter, managed to make it into the safe room in time — a victory that saved all of their lives. Two other rockets that landed in that same barrage exploded in open areas.

At least five rockets exploded in the area between midnight at 3:00 a.m., forcing residents of the western Negev and Gaza Belt communities to spend most — if not all — of the night again in their small private bomb shelters.

 

Rocket hit a children's summer camp in a private home. Photo by: News 0404.co.il / Boaz Tzabari, Ariel Levi, Yaron Rappaford

Rocket hit a children’s summer camp in a private home.
Photo by: News 0404.co.il / Boaz Tzabari, Ariel Levi, Yaron Rappaford

Close up of a house hit by a rocket. Photo by: News 0404.co.il / Boaz Tzabari, Ariel Levi, Yaron Rappaford

Close up of a house hit by a rocket.
Photo by: News 0404.co.il / Boaz Tzabari, Ariel Levi, Yaron Rappaford

A rocket that hit a Sderot home. Photo by: News 0404.co.il / Boaz Tzabari, Ariel Levi, Yaron Rappaford

A rocket that hit a Sderot home.
Photo by: News 0404.co.il / Boaz Tzabari, Ariel Levi, Yaron Rappaford

Second Jewish Camp Tragedy Kills One in California; 20 Injured

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

A tree fell through a dining hall at a Jewish summer camp in Northern California Wednesday morning, killing one adult and injuring 20 others, including four adults who were airlifted to a nearby hospital. No children were injured.

Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant, posted on Twitter that emergency crews were responding to a “mass casualty” event on Wednesday at Camp Tawonga with 20 reported injuries. The camp is located near Yosemite National Park.

All children have been accounted for. Although none were injured, a tweet from CalFireNews stated, “children trapped after tree falls through dining hall at Camp Tawonga.” The fatality has not been identified and official reports said he or she is “missing.”

The tree smashed through the roof of a dining hall around 8:30 a.m. (PDT), and U.S. Forest Service park rangers worked several hours to to remove the tree. Two of the four who were airlifted were women, ages 20 and 21, who suffered minor injuries. The condition of the others is not known.

Last week, lightning injured three children, one critically, at a summer camp in Indiana.

Two of the three injured  campers at the Goldman Union Camp Institute Reform Jewish summer camp near Indianapolis have been released from the hospital.

Lightning Critically Inures Child at Jewish Summer Camp

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

A lightning strike at a Reform Jewish summer camp in Indianapolis, Indiana injured three children one of the critically, on Saturday afternoon.

Rabbi Mark Covitz, director of the Goldman Union Camp said in a statement reported by JTA, “This Shabbat afternoon, lightning struck URJ Goldman Union Camp. Three campers were injured. Camp personnel and emergency professionals responded quickly. The children were taken to local hospitals and we have spoken with each child’s parents.

“We are resuming our normal camp schedule, which will include dinner and evening program. Please know, the safety of your children is our highest priority,”

The injured children were a nine-year-old girl from Missouri and two boys, ages 9 and 12, from Ohio and Kentucky. It is not yet known which one of them is in critical condition.

The children were in a field when thunderstorms were rolling thought the area, the Indy Star reported.

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