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      Rockets Resume: Qassam Hits Kindergarten

      Two rockets were fired from Gaza into the Negev - one seriously damaged a kindergarten that had, thank G-d, closed for the day.
      By Gabe Kahn.
      First Publish: 11/15/2011, 6:23 PM

      Gaza terrorists launched two Qassam rockets at Israel's communities in the western Negev late Tuesday afternoon.

      One rocket hit a local kindergarten. There were no physical injuries in the attack, but the kindergarten was badly damaged.

      The other rocket exploded in an open area in the western Negev. No physical injuries or property damage was reported.

      The rocket attacks mark a continuation of the airstrikes-for-rocket-attacks paradigm that has defined Israel's poor security situation in the south for many years.

      Earlier on Tuesday, IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee a resumption of rocket fire from Gaza would necessitate a major operation aimed at changing strategic realities vis-a-vis Hamas and its terror allies in Gaza.

      However, Gantz also balked at a prolonged operation, which many analysts say would be required for an operation to have a lasting impact on Gaza's terror infrastructure.

      “We will need to shorten the length of fighting as much as possible," Gantz said.