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Daily Israel Report

Terrorists Begin School Year with Rocket Attack

Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam rocket on the Sderot area minutes after students arrived at their classes for the first day of school.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 8/27/2012, 9:23 AM

Children in bomb shelter (illustrative)
Children in bomb shelter (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam rocket on the Sderot area minutes after students arrived at their classes for the first day of school.

Sderot area students began their lessons by responding to the Color Red siren, which gives them 15 seconds to run for cover before the incoming missile explodes. Monday morning’s Kassam exploded in an open area, reducing injuries to shock and trauma.

Three rockets also were fired on the same area Sunday morning, damaging a factory in the Sderot industrial area and a structure at the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council.

An Islamic terrorist group identifying itself with Al Qaeda took “credit” for Sunday’s attacks.

They issued a statement that they fired to express rage over an IDF ceremony at the Patriarchs’ Cave in Hevron and because of “the silence of the Hamas government in the wake of Jewish assaults on Islamic holy places.”

The statement continued, “The Jihad is the path of Allah against Jewish criminals,” and “Jewish thieves must know that Muslims will dedicate their blood at every Muslim holy place.”