For Whom the Siren Sounds: Sderot's Injured - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve of Mevaserret
    • 18.02.10 | 06:27 (IST)

    The day before the Israeli election, I visited my cousin in Sderot. She pointed out across the street where a kassam had landed and shot a nail through her window. She and her children responded to the alarm and were in the bomb shelter. No one was injured. Two doors from her home, her neighbor just managed to gather her children into the bomb shelter before a direct hit (www.migvan.org.il/kasam); no one was injured. A skeleton of a car is left rusting on the side of the road with hundreds of holes sprayed form nuts and bolts packaged in a kassam that landed nearby. My cousin's son is now 10 and has known the 15 second race to safety all of his life. At times, he is afraid to go to sleep. The truth is that when the siren sounds, all of Sderot's residents are injured. For the past nine years, over 8000 rockets have been launched from Gaza into Southern Israel in deadly game of "Iranian Roulette".

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    First published 10:26 17.02.10 | Last updated 16:01 17.02.10
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