Students Host Kids from South

Students from Bar Ilan University open gates to children from southern Israel.

Maayana Miskin,

Children look at rocket damage
Children look at rocket damage
Flash 90

Students at Bar-Ilan University have opened the gates to children from southern Israel. Student organizers worked quickly Sunday to set up a day of fun within 24 hours.

Hundreds of children from the south whose schools are closed will be able to participate in games and enjoy candy and other special treats instead of spending the day in bomb shelters.

“We want to express real admiration for the children of the south and residents of the south,” Student Union officials said. “We are very happy to host these children.”

Residents of the south, “Show all of us what Israeli society is, what strength is, and its importance in face of current challenges,” they added.

The Gush Etzion region has also created a day of fun for children from rocket-battered regions. Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Sunday that terrorist rocket attacks on the south could continue for several more days.