While we were out of the country, a rocket from Gaza destroyed structurally a home in Beer Sheva, in our neighborhood. The Iron Dome missile defense system was not in place locally to be activated. Thankfully, the single mother heeded the siren warning in the middle of the night, and took her three young children into the bomb shelter just in time to find safety. The home is located just next to the tracks of the North Beer Sheva train station, and just across the street from Ben-Gurion University, which is across the street of Soroka Medical Center.
Here is a link from JNS, on how the incident was reported:
Israel in the south (Negev regioin) is undergoing daily rocket and missile attacks from Gaza for the fourth day now, with air-raid sirens going off during the day and the middle of the night. We just had an attack about 1/2 hour ago as I have been writing this letter, plus one around 3:00 in the morning. Schools are still closed, and other public places are opening and closing as they see fit. One missile landed and damaged a school yesterday, but thank God that no one was there. The Iron Dome missile defense system is doing a very good job of intercepting many of the rockets, but it is not capable of stopping them all, and the one that got through to the school yesterday happened because of a technical malfunction just at the time of the attack. There have been reports of shock and property damage from some of the missiles which have landed. Continue reading “ROCKETS BURSTING IN AIR AND ON GROUND – 12 Mar 2012”