Newsflash: Gaza Missile Strikes Israeli School Bus
An anti-tank missile fired from Gaza City hit the back half of an Israeli school bus travelling on the main road linking Gaza periphery villages. The bus was
near Kibbutz Sa'ad in the Sha'ar Hanegev region when it was hit.
A 16-year-old boy was critically wounded when the warhead exploded, and another 13-year-old was also wounded.
Given the direct targeting of a school bus by an anti-tank weapon, the attack is being viewed as an escalation of an already deteriorating security
situation in the south.
Considering the destruction sustained by the bus, officials are saying that it was very lucky that the bus carried only a few children at the time it was hit
and that the missile struck the almost-empty back half of the vehicle.
The IDF has launched an immediate response, targeting the Sajaiya neighborhood of Gaza City, from where the anti-tank missile was launched.
Also today, a house in the Eshkol region was struck by a rocket fired from Gaza. No injuries were reported, but the house sustained damage.
The Jewish Agency stands ready to assist those affected by these attacks through our Fund for the Victims of Terror. The fund, which focuses on
providing direct financial assistance to victims and their families, helps cover medical treatment, psychological care, and general welfare assistance to
those affected by terror, in order to aid the slow process of healing and recovery.
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