“As the Last of the Kids Made it Into the Building, a Rocket Struck”

The kindergarten in the Eshkol region that was hit by a rocket fired from Gaza, August 21, 2014. (photo credit: Flash90)

The kindergarten in the Eshkol region that was hit by a rocket fired from Gaza, August 21, 2014. (photo credit: Flash90)

The difference between schools in Israel and in Gaza? Israeli schools are used to shelter children. Hamas schools use children as human shields to shelter rockets.

An Israeli father was moderately injured by shrapnel Thursday morning, moments after he helped a group of young children — including his son, whose birthday it was — to scramble to safety when a rocket slammed into the Eshkol region community kindergarten

Jan Berman, 35, and his wife Leora had brought their three-year-old son to the kindergarten for his birthday celebration that morning, when a siren sounded, warning of an incoming projectile from Gaza.

The Eshkol region is so close to the Palestinian enclave that the rocket warning system allows just 15 seconds to run for cover.

With many children still gathered outside the kindergarten, Berman and the kindergarten teacher dashed to herd them inside the building that was reinforced against rocket attacks. As the last of the kids made it into the building, a rocket struck. Although Berman was inside, shrapnel blasted through a window, injuring him in the arm.

Israelis are injured protecting children. Hamas terrorists are injured firing off rockets around children.

  • Una Salus

    Hamas terrorists are people too. Sometimes they even give themselves hernias using kids as target ornaments.
    Christmas only comes once a year so please give some thought to pious Muslims who must wage jihad all year long.