Sunday, July 03, 2016
03-Jul-16: Friday night rocket attacks from Gaza
One, according to Times of Israel, exploded just outside a preschool in Sderot, the Israeli city that has borne the brunt of the unfettered terror emanating from the rocket-infested Gazan vipers' nest. Fortunately, though this was certainly not the rocket men's intention, no serious injuries were caused to humans.
But there are slightly conflicting testimonies. Ynet, evidently working from different witnesses, says a Sderot kindergarten building was in fact hit and damage caused to the building, but that no one was physically hurt. It does say one person suffered from panic and was taken for treatment. Note that the Jerusalem Post has a photo of the damage, which does not appear to be insignificant, and it reports that two persons needed medical care.
Anyone out there among our readers with connections at Associated Press? Its syndicated report, carried at the Christian Science Monitor for example, is headline "Israeli airstrikes on Hamas after rocket hits empty Sderot kindergarten", as if to suggest that the terrorists decided to go after an empty building. Is this a sign of editorial silliness, or malevolence? (Ask yourself how relevant to the attack the nature of the building that was struck is.)
Another rocket exploded in an open area of the Sha’ar HaNegev region a little earlier in the evening, also fortunately causing no damage.
At the BBC, neither rocket attack was mentioned in any of its news bulletins, consistent with a pattern being tracked by the indispensable BBC Watch which notes that