Gaza rocket narrowly misses busload of Israeli kids

Sunday, May 11, 2008 |  by Staff Writer  

Palestinian forces operating out of the Gaza Strip fired two rockets at the southern Israel town of Sderot on Sunday afternoon, one of which landed just feet from a school bus packed with young Israeli children. The bus' windows were all blown out by the force of the blast, and three children were treated for shock, though, miraculously, there were no physical injuries reported.

The other rocket landed in the parking lot of a local college, sending one woman into shock and damaging a number of parked cars.

A day earlier, Gaza-based terrorists fired at least 21 rockets at southern Israel, damaging numerous buildings, including a synagogue, in Sderot. A house in the hard-hit working-class town suffered a direct hit during the barrage. The family was home at the time of the attack, but escaped any physical injuries.

On Friday, a Palestinian mortar shell barrage left one Israeli dead in a nearby kibbutz.

In other Gaza security news, Israeli forces apprehended three Palestinian terrorists trying to infiltrate southern Israel on Sunday.

In Samaria, Palestinian stone throwers lightly wounded an Israeli motorist on Sunday morning. The victim required treatment at a Jerusalem hospital.

On Friday, a group of five young Israelis out for a weekend hike in Samaria were attacked by two armed Palestinian Arabs. The Israelis, some of whom were IDF soldiers on leave, returned fire, killing one of their attackers.

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