Gaza Terror Rocket Strikes Yeshiva in Southern Israel

A man walks past a car that was damaged during a rocket strike on the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon near the Gaza border, on May 5, 2019. - Gaza militants fired fresh rocket barrages at Israel early today in a deadly escalation that has seen Israel respond with waves …
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The Times of Israel reports: A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a Jewish religious school in the southern town of Sderot on Thursday night, causing damage but no injuries, officials said.

It was the second rocket attack aimed at southern Israel from Gaza in less than 24 hours, marking a significant rise in the level of violence from the coastal enclave.  The projectile triggered sirens in the town of Sderot and nearby community of Ivim shortly after 9 p.m.

The rocket struck the outer face of the yeshiva, sending debris onto the sidewalk. A number of tempered-glass windows were also broken. The rocket did not explode, however. Had it detonated, the devastation would have been far greater.

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