Gaza rocket hits Israeli kindergarten

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 |  Ryan Jones

Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a barrage of at least seven rockets at southern Israel Tuesday evening, one of which struck a local kindergarten.

Fortunately, no one was at the facility at the time of the attack, but the building did sustain damage.

The other rockets all landed in open areas and did not cause injuries or damage.

Israeli forces returned fire at the source of the rockets, and Palestinian media indicated that at least some of the terrorists had been hit.

Earlier on Tuesday, a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the southern Israel coastal town of Ashkelon. Two people were treated for shock.

In other violence, Israel's Ynet news portal reported on Wednesday that the outlying Jerusalem neighborhood of Nof Zion has been victimized by incessant stone throwing attacks by residents of a neighboring Arab village for the past few months.

While most of the attacks have resulted in property damage, on at least one occasion a Jewish child was injured by a stone to the head while playing in her backyard.

Local residents say police are reluctant or unable to do what is necessary to gain control of the situation, and for the most part the media has ignored the ongoing attacks.

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