Rocket lands near Sapir College
Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman

Qassam lands near school bus in Sderot

After several hours of relative calm, fire on western Negev renewed as one rocket hits southern college's parking lot, another lands near bus carrying children in Sderot. Woman, three children treated for shock

Palestinian gunmen fired two Qassam rockets at the western Negev Sunday afternoon. One of the rockets landed at the parking lot of Sapir College, causing a woman to suffer shock and damaging some vehicles.


The other rocket landed in Sderot near a bus carrying schoolchildren.


Three children suffered shock and were treated by Magen David Adom paramedics. The bus' windows were shattered and a fire broke out nearby.

Fire caused by rocket in Sderot (Photo: Ze'ev Trachtman)


Islamic Jihad's military wing, the al-Quds Brigades, claimed responsibility for the shooting.


Meanwhile, Israeli security forces apprehended three Palestinians who infiltrated into Israel through the Gaza border fence on Sunday. The men crossed the fence south of a western Negev kibbutz and local residents had been asked to remain indoors until the three were captured.


The rocket fire at southern Israel has renewed in the afternoon after several hours of relative calm. At about 2 pm a Qassam landed in an open field outside Sderot, causing no injuries or damage. The attack on Sapir came about an hour later.


A student at the college, Roni Yechiah was killed by a rocket in February.


Twenty-two Qassams were fired at Israel's south on Saturday. One rocket directly hit a house in Sderot, causing major damage.


On Friday a mortar shell fired from northern Gaza killed Jimmy Kdoshim, 48, of Kibbutz Kfar Aza.


Ze'ev Trachtman and Yonat Atlas contributed to the report


פרסום ראשון: 05.11.08, 16:10
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