Terror Assault Continues, Schools in South Closed (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 03/16/12)
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Gaza terrorists continued their assault on Israel on Thursday night
with a Grad missile fired at Ashdod. While the Iron Dome system
successfully shot the missile out of the air before impact, the
attack caused concern among local officials and led to the closure of
schools across the south.
Another two rockets were fired later in the evening, and led to
further school closures. The rockets, of the Gaza-produced “Kassam”
variety, hit non-populated areas and did not cause injuries.
Schools in Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be’er Sheva, Ofakim, Omer, and Gan Yavne
are closed Friday. In Gan Yavne only, twelfth-grade students will
have classes held in special rocket-protected rooms.
On Thursday, when schools were open, a rocket hit near a school in
Ofakim. No children were wounded in the attack.
The latest terror onslaught from Gaza began last Friday. Terrorists
fired more than 200 rockets at Israeli cities in three days.
Military experts noted a dramatic development in rocket fire compared
to previous rounds of heavy bombing. Terrorists have fired many more
medium-range missiles, targeting major cities in the south. However,
they have not yet fired long-range rockets that could reach central
Israel or the Jerusalem area.
On Monday evening, a theoretical cease-fire was reached; however,
attacks continued Tuesday and as of Friday have not stopped.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/16/12)
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