Mortar shell hits near school 30 minutes before class

No injuries reported at Sha'ar Hanegev kibbutz; building, only reinforced at the roof, sustains light damage; studies to continue as usual.

September 8, 2010 10:13
Mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip

mortars from gaza hamas 298. (photo credit: AP [file])

A mortar shell fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning landed near several childrens' school buildings in a Sha'ar Hanegev regional council kibbutz, some 30 minutes prior to the students' scheduled arrival.

One of the buildings sustained light damage, and no injuries were reported. The school building impacted by the mortar was reinforced only at the roof and not at the side walls, like other protected buildings in the area.

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Security officials decided to let school continue as usual. Children will remain in the reinforced buildings and will not play in the exterior yard in the following hours.

Schools are operating on the eve of Rosh Hashana and Friday as usual.

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