Rocket fired from Gaza strikes school building in Israel
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Rocket fired from Gaza strikes school building in Israel

Jewish religious school is damaged but no injuries reported, as Israel's army blames the Hamas terror group

Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip are intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/dpa
Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip are intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/dpa

A rocket fired from Gaza hit a school building in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday evening.

The building, identified as a Jewish religious school, was damaged but no injuries were reported. It was reported to be empty at the time of impact and was fortified against rockets.

No one has taken responsibility for firing the rocket, but the Israeli military typically blames Hamas, the terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip.

A Code Red rocket alert was sounded in the area and one rocket was identified as being fired. It is not known why the rocket was not intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defence system.

Bomb sappers were called to search the building for any unexploded fragments.

Early Thursday morning, a rocket was fired at a southern Israeli town on the border with Gaza. Iron Dome intercepted that rocket.

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