This morning, there was almost a huge disaster. Gaza terrorists shot over 30 rockets on Israeli communities on the Gaza border. One rocket had a direct hit in the play area right outside an Israeli kindergarten building in the community of Ein Hashlosha. Thank G-d, the kids had not yet arrived, so the building and yard were empty and nobody was hurt.
This morning was a huge miracle that could have been a disaster with dozens of killed and injured Israeli kindergarten kids.
Running for cover
Thank the Lord, this round of rocket fire did not harm anyone physically. But, unfortunately, the trauma that these Gaza rocket attacks cause can last a lifetime. Indiscriminate rockets attacks do cause severe emotional damage.
Eye Witness at the Israeli kindergarten building after the attack
Israelis woke up this morning to constant mobile phone messages alerting us to the Gaza rocket attacks. Many Israelis have a special mobile app, called ‘Red Alert’. The app sends mobile alerts when terrorists fire a rocke at Israel, from North or South. The alert not only notifies us of shot rockets. The app also tells you the locations of the incoming missile. It is a scary app – but it can save your life.
Israelis in the areas of the falling rockets ran to their shelters while the rest of the country ran to their phones, computers or televisions to find out the damage of the rocket attacks. Thank G-d, the terrorists hit nobody this morning. None of the kindergarten children were in the kindergarten building during the attack.
Israel used the Iron Dome system to shoot down some of the rockets in the air before landing in Israeli territory.
Watch the Iron Dome system in action
WATCH: Iron dome interception system in action moments after at least 25 mortars were fired from Gaza. pic.twitter.com/Vqlt3MVIQt
— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) May 29, 2018
Official Information from the Israeli Foreign Ministry about the attack
This morning, nearly 30 rockets were fired by Palestinian terrorists from #Gaza at Israel. one of them hit a kindergarten, luckily empty at the time.
No country would accept such threats to its civilian population. pic.twitter.com/Zx0XCi4eQV
— Israel Foreign Min. (@IsraelMFA) May 29, 2018
IDF Spokesman at the Israeli kindergarten