Gaza rocket hits near Beersheba; no injuries (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Ilana Curiel, Neri Brener Published: 06.20.12, 09:04)
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Palestinian terrorists continue to shell Negev region; rockets
explode outside Beersheba and in Eshkol Regional Council; Israeli
aircraft strike targets across Gaza
Escalation in south continues: A Qassam fired by Palestinian
terrorists in Gaza exploded in an open area outside Beersheba at
around 7:45 am on Wednesday. No injuries or damage were reported.
Another four rockets landed in the Eshkol Regional Council Wednesday
morning. No one was hurt. One of the rockets exploded landed in one
of the council´s communities.
Ten rockets were fired towards the western Negev region overnight. In
response, Israeli aircraft attacked seven targets throughout Gaza.
Eleven Border Guard officers were injured Tuesday night as a result
of rocket fire on the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. One officer
sustained moderate shrapnel injuries, while the others were lightly
While elementary schools in the Eshkol Regional Council are expected
to open as usual despite the incessant rocket fire, the Ma´agalim
school in the Sdot Negev Council will keep its gates closed.
"The government said it would provide us with miguniyot (cement
shelter against Qassam rocket attacks), but we will be getting them
only in September," explained Avidan Califa, the head of the school´s
"We won´t be sending our kids to school until a solution is found or
calm is restored. The State has yet to come to its senses and hasn´t
eradicated the rocket fire," he said.
High school and middle school students have already begun their
Netivot resident Ya´arit Trabelsi, whose children attend Ma´agalim,
said "we have no choice but to stay at home with them. It´s better
this way because we have a fortified room at home. It´s dangerous to
send them to an unfortified school, particularly after a Grad rocket
fell close by in the previous round of violence.
"Those who live in the south know that it´s problematic to send our
kids to school. They are very afraid," she said.
Some 50 rockets were fired towards Israel since the latest round of
violence began on Monday. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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