Soldiers scrambled to evacuate babies from a day care center in rocket-scarred Sderot today after a projectile fired by Palestinian militants thudded into the courtyard.
None of the 15 babies at the center was hurt. But frantic parents across the city - already furious over the government's failure to protect them and their children from the near-daily rocket fire - pulled their children out of schools on the second day of the academic year.
The army said six rockets were fired at the southern Israeli city, which lies just a few kilometres from the Gaza Strip, and at least one landed. The Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility for firing three.
Parents allowed their children back to school after being assured that upgraded had been made to the shelters and 200 soldiers had been dispatched to escort the children to school and train them on emergency procedures.
Amazing that when Israel protects themselves by retaliation, the world media is all over it condemning them, yet not barely a story here and there as these rockets continue to rain down upon Israel.
Where is the outrage? Where are the cries of brutality in attacking innocent civilians deliberately?