Photo Credit: Yael Rozen / TPS
Sderot kindergarten building damaged in Qassam rocket attack.

A Sderot kindergarten building was badly damaged and two Israelis were treated for shock late Friday night after Gaza terrorists launched a Qassam rocket attack at the southern Israeli city.

About 15 seconds after residents were awakened by the wail of the Red Alert rocket alert, the “boom!” that comes with a rocket impact was heard — and felt — in the Gaza Belt city.

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Families in Sderot and the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council district, and in Sapir College were forced to “wake up and run” for safe spaces late Friday night when the siren activated at 11 pm.

The rocket landed just a few seconds later.

Although religious observant families were wrapping up the Sabbath night meals and getting ready for bed at the time, many other secular Jews with young children were already fast asleep. Parents were forced to tear their children from beds to make a run for the bomb shelters — an exercise that has become second nature to many, and which triggers a flood of fear in too many more.

The kindergarten building that sustained a direct hit — badly damaged — was empty at the time, and no one was physically injured in the attack.

But medics from the Magen David Adom emergency medical response service treated two people who were near the impact site, both for shock.

Police units were deployed to the scene.

At the time of this writing — prior to the start of the Sabbath in New York — officers were ordered to remain on site.

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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.

12 COMMENTS

  1. The Arabs of Gaza are making war against Israel, because they are throwing rockets at the Jews. It is written in the Torah, in Deuteronomy 20:10-18, that God commanded that, in the war, Israel kill all the enemies, without distinction between combatants and civilians. So, the state of Israel must kill all the Arabs of Gaza, without distinction between combatants and civilians. Note that the Arabs of Gaza are throwing rockets at the Jews without distinction between combatants and civilians. Note also that the so called “civilians” of Gaza are terrorists as well, because they cooperate with the terrorists, serving as human shields for them.

    The state of Israel must immediately declare null the Oslo Accords and annex the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to its territory and dismantle the Palestinian Authority. The Oslo Accords are null, because they are against the Law of God (Written Torah), because it is written in the Torah, in Numbers 33:50-53 and Deuteronomy 1:8 and 30:5, that God commanded Israel to possess all the Land of Canaan, that is the Land of Israel, that includes all the Palestine. And the state of Israel must not give Israeli citizenship to the Arabs, because Israel is a Jewish state, so that only Jews can be citizens of Israel. This is not racism, because any person, of any race or ethnicity, may convert to Judaism.

    The state of Israel must immediately expel the Arabs from its territory, because it is written in the Torah, in Shemot (Exodus) 23:31-33 and in Bamidbar (Numbers) 33:52, that God commanded Israel to expel the other inhabitants of the Land of Canaan, which is the Land of Israel, which includes all the Palestine. The Arabs invaded the Land of Israel in the year 635 CE, so that they are invaders, and must leave Israel, and return to their own land, which is Arabia. This is not racism, because any person, of any race or ethnicity, can convert to Judaism. Moreover, the Palestinian Arabs are killing the Israeli Jews, so that the Israeli Jews need to expel the Palestinian Arabs from the Land of Israel (Palestine), as self defense, in order to save their lives.

  2. WHERE IS THE UN WATCH NOW ?? THEY WERE VERY QUICK TO CONDEM ISRAEL WHEN THEY BOMBED A SCHOLL THAT WAS SET UP TO FIRE ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL — BUT NOW EVERYBODY IS QUITE AND NOT SAYING ANYTHING. WHY ?? ISRAEL SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLEMENT TO HAMAS AND IT SHOULD OF BEEN DONE ALREADY.
    BEAT THE OUT OF THEM. ISRAEL SHOULD INVEST IN A FEW THOUSAND BULLDOZERS STAR AT ENO END AND JUST BULLDOZE EVERYTHING FOR HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF MILES

  3. Don't expect the UN, EU, US State Dept. or the Muslim in the WH, to say anything about this. However, if Hamas fires rockets from a kindergarten in Gaza and Israel rockets them in return, then they all are quick to condemn the Jew.

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