Kassam hits yard of Sderot home

House damaged in barrage; Ashkelon pupils to stay home to protest gov't's failure to fortify schools.

March 1, 2009 09:47
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Kassam hits yard of Sderot home

Kassam field cool 248.88. (photo credit: AP)


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Gaza terrorists continued their attacks on Israeli civilian areas on Sunday evening, firing seven rockets at the western Negev. One of the Kassams hit in the yard of a Sderot home, causing slight damage to the house. The other five rockets hit open areas in the Sdot Negev region. There were no casualties in the attacks. Earlier, terrorists fired a rocket that landed south of Ashkelon, after a rocket had hit the same region at around midnight Saturday. No one was wounded and no damaged was reported. Meanwhile, late Sunday night, the Ashkelon Parents Committee called on the city's pupils to stay home Monday to protest the government's failure to fortify 130 schools - with 26,000 children - from rocket attacks. It exempted special education pupils and high school students who are studying for their matriculation exams from the strike. The committee voted on the measure, just one day after an advanced rocket launched from Gaza slammed into the courtyard of a technical high school in the coastal city, destroying classrooms and peppering walls with shrapnel. Had the rocket fallen at 9 a.m. on a school day, instead of Saturday, when the building was closed, pupils would likely have been killed in the attack, according to the city's deputy mayor, Shlomo Cohen.

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