VIDEO - Hundreds of residents from Sderot and other Gaza-vicinity communities rallied opposite the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on Sunday in protest of the incessant Qassam rocket fire on the western Negev. At the same time, a Qassam rocket landed near a kindergarten in Sderot, leaving five residents in shock. Video courtesy of infolive.tv Many students from the battered western Negev town were also on hand for the demonstration, after the Sderot Schools Parents’ Association decided last week to hold classes in a protest tent in the capital. "People asked us why we're involving children in this – and in this regard I say to (PM Ehud) Olmert: You are the one responsible for getting the kids involved in this," Parent's Union chairman Benny Markowitz said during the demonstration. 'Youth is strong.' Students protesting in Sderot (Photo: Gil Yohanan) "We have been suffering from continuous Qassam barrages for the past seven years," he said. "My 11-year-old son asked that I go bike-riding with him again, and my 9-year-old daughter wants a birthday free of 'Color Red' (siren that warns of incoming rockets). I ask of the prime minister – take action so that we will not be forced to leave Sderot." Rivka, a student from Sderot, said "the youth is strong and will continue to protest here as long as the 'Color Red' continues to sound. This (Sderot) is our home. We will not leave Jerusalem until our home is returned to us. We will not leave Sderot under any circumstances." While many demonstrators called on Olmert to resign, Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council head Alon Shuster said "the prime minister is not the enemy, the Palestinians are. "We must not recoil and Olmert can help us in this mission," he added. "We want him to make the right decisions. We will not agree to anything less than the fortification of our homes."