Kassam hits Sderot; one hospitalized

Parents threaten to keep kids out of school if city classrooms not fortified.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 19, 2007 16:55
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A Sderot resident suffering from shock was evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon Thursday evening after a Kassam rocket landed in the city. Several buildings were also damaged. Earlier Thursday, a Kassam rocket landed in the city. Five people were reported to be suffering from shock. A total of four rockets were fired at southern Israel throughout the day. The latest rocket hit came mere hours after Sderot parents threatened not to send their children to school in September if the city's classrooms were not fortified. On Thursday afternoon, the High Court of Justice announced that it would not conduct a hearing into a petition filed by the Sderot Parents Association demanding that the state be forced to fortify classrooms. The parents' association has also attempted to enlist the support of State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss. Attorney Keren Raz-Morag, who represents the association, aid that following the publication of the comptroller's report on the state's failures to protect the home front during the Second Lebanon War, it was appropriate to ask Lindenstrauss to intervene in the issue of unprotected schools. Parents' association chairwoman Batya Katar said that the government must either construct fortified classrooms or move the city's schoolchildren into classrooms outside Kassam rocket range.

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