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        8/23/2007, Elul 9, 5767

      Sderot Parents Agree To Delay School Strike Three Weeks

      Parents of Sderot children have agreed to honor a High Court order that delays the scheduled school strike for three weeks, the time given to the government to explain why the schools should remain open. The parents have complained that the Olmert administration has not carried out a court order that the schools be fortified, and the government has suggested that the work be carried out at the same time classes are being held.

      Many parents already have registered their children in schools outside of Sderot, which has been battered by thousands of Kassam rockets since the beginning of the Oslo War seven years ago. Both the Olmert government and the previous Sharon administration promised that they would not allow any rocket attacks on the western Negev following the expulsion of Jewish residents from the Gaza region.