Students in South return to school amid lull in rockets

March 18, 2012 09:02


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Some 200,000 students in the South were going back to school on Sunday morning after a relatively quiet weekend which saw a single rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel.

Local authorities in the South and the Education Ministry on Saturday night consulted with the Homefront Command and made the decision to resume studies in Beersheba, Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat, Gan Yavne and other southern towns after students stayed home last week amid more than 200 rockets fired from Gaza.

The Egyptian brokered cease-fire between Israel and terror groups in Gaza appeared to be holding despite the rocket fired at the Eshkol Regional Council area on Friday night. No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.

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