Newsflash: Firing from Gaza Continues - Schools Close in 3 Israeli Cities
Three cities, Beer Sheva, Ashdod and Kiryat Gat, have shut down their schools out of fear that a rocket could hit a room full of children.
In the Gaza periphery, the pressure of the now-daily barrage has taken its toll most dramatically on the children. In two weeks’ time, thousands of
children living in communities near the Gaza border will be let out of school for the Passover holiday. These children have already begun to show signs
of post-trauma in the wake of the rocket attacks. Most are not too young to remember the terror of 2006.
For these children, home is a place where rockets fall, while Israel's big cities are no less scary in the wake of yesterday’s terror bombing in Jerusalem.
This reality has been driven home for many in the region by the sad story of a 14-year-old boy from Netivot, a town just eight miles from the Gaza border,
who, despite leaving the area for Jerusalem was unlucky enough to be on the bus that sustained most of the damage from yesterday’s bombing. He is
now hospitalized in serious condition in a Jerusalem hospital.
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