Qassam Lands Near Sderot Library, 2 Suffer From Shock

Posted: 7/21/2006 10:37:00 PM
Author: Shmulik Hadad

Note from Librarians for Fairness: There was, of course, not one word of protest from the biased and hypocritical American Library Association about this rocket attack by Palestinian terrorists.

Qassam Lands Near Sderot Library, 2 Suffer From Shock
by Shmulik Hadad

Two people suffer from shock as rocket lands near home of hunger striker and public library; teacher says: 'I left my little son under my daughter's care; when the rocket fell she jumped on him to protect him with her body.

At least four Qassam rockets were fired by Palestinians in northern Gaza toward Israel Sunday evening, but only one landed in Israeli territory.

"I ran to my house in panic, and my daughter said my little son was sleeping. She simply jumped on him and lay over him to protect him," Sderot resident Yael Tayari told Ynet after a Qassam hit the city.

The rocket landed only a few meters from Tayari's home. Two people suffered from shock and were treated by Magen David Adom paramedics.

The rocket landed in the Neveh Eshkol neighborhood, not far from the city's public library. Tayari, a teacher, has gone on hunger strike to protest the ongoing rocket attacks, and the Education Ministry ordered her to stop working.

She was eventually allowed to go on protesting outside of work hours.

Tayari said she spoke with her 17-year-old daughter who was taking care of her younger brothers. "She told me, 'we all heard the Red Dawn alert system’ and I heard the rocket land with a boom over the phone. I was afraid, because it was so close. We are now home and we can smell the explosives from the Qassam rocket," Tayari said.

Earlier, Palestinians fired three rockets from northern Gaza at the western Negev. According to security sources, the rockets landed in Palestinian territory. One report said a Palestinian woman was lightly injured by the rocket attack.

Meanwhile, in the protest tent, a hunger striker passed out opposite the home of Defense Minister Amir Peretz in Sderot, and Magen David Adom paramedics arrived at the scene.

Chava Gad, who lost consciousness a short while ago, was taken to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.