Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system was called into action on Wednesday, intercepting two rockets fired by Hamas terrorists from Gaza into Israel. However, one rocket that was fired by the terrorists towards Israel misfired and accidentally hit a Gaza school, destroying a classroom.
Israel’s military posted a statement on Facebook late Wednesday night saying:
“The Iron Dome intercepted two rockets launched from the Gaza Strip. What they did not tell you is what happened with another rocket launched from Gaza … The residents of Gaza, it’s important that you know, the rocket hit the Ghazi al-Shawa public school in Beit Hanun and destroyed a classroom there!”
The statement that was written on the Arabic Facebook page of the Government Coordinator of Activities in the Territories (COGAT) concluded, “the terrorists in Gaza now prove what we have repeatedly said — that they are destroying their children’s future with their own hands.”
Fortunately, because the attack took place at night, the school was empty and no injuries have been reported.
Three other rockets were fired at Israel for the sixth-straight night in a row with two being intercepted over the city of Sderot and a third rocket landed in open territory in Eshkol Regional Council, causing no damage or injuries.
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) December 13, 2017