Sderot residents to feature at International Press Center in Jerusalem

A delegation of English-speaking residents of the hard-hit southern Israeli town of Sderot will be brought to an international press center in Jerusalem which is being set up for the visit of US President George W. Bush, officials said Tuesday. The residents, who have been battered by thousands of Palestinian rocket attacks over the last seven years, will be available for interviews on Thursday afternoon at the international press center being set up for the Bush visit on the top floor of the Jerusalem Municipality. Nearly 2,300 rockets were fired at Israel in the last year alone, according to latest Israeli army figures released Tuesday ahead of the Bush visit. On average, a rocket or mortar shell has been fired at Israel from Gaza every three hours since Hamas seized control of the volatile coastal strip last year.