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Stray Kassam Rocket Kills 2 Arab Children in Gaza

Two little Arab children lose their lives Tuesday when they found and played with a stray Kassam rocket in Gaza.
By Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 8/7/2007, 1:44 PM

Kassam rockets fired by Palestinian Authority terrorists in Gaza sometimes fall short of their Jewish targets and kill small Arab children instead.

 

Such an incident occurred Tuesday, when a 6-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother were killed by a stray Kassam rocket. The two little children and five friends played with the missile after finding it lying near their home in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiyeh.

 

The two children were rushed to the Kamal Adwan hospital in critical condition, along with their five friends, all of whom were injured by the blast.

 

Hospital officials said Wesam Abed Allah and his little sister Hala died of their wounds on the way to the hospital.

 

PA officials refrained from comment on the incident. No group took responsibility for the explosion, and no one blamed the IDF.

 

It is well known that terrorists often use the Beit Lahiyeh area as a launching site for their deadly Kassam rocket attacks on Israel’s western Negev communities.