I found this horrible story at Joshua Pundit who keeps up on all things Israel. An Hamas anti-tank missile has hit an Israeli schoolbus as it carried children to school near the Gaza Strip in Negrev. A 16-year-old Israeli boy is in critical condition and fighting for his life. The bus driver was also injured and was reported to be lying on the ground, “conscience and hysterical.” If there is any good news, there had been 50 children on the bus and all had been dropped off at their homes but this one child. Israeli helicopters reportedly machine-gunned a target in Gaza City – the first time there has been such action since Operation Cast Lead.
The story is that no Palestinian faction has taken “credit” for the attack, but there is no doubt that Hamas is behind this despicable targeting of children. America, if you think they wouldn’t do the same to your infidel children, you are not paying attention.
In the Negev attack, the 13-year-old was in critical condition after paramedics managed to resuscitate him. He was airlifted to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba where he was undergoing surgery. Soroka officials said that he was suffering from head injuries.
The bus driver was listed in light condition after being hit in the leg. They were the only people on the bus.
Magen David Adom has raised its alert level to “Level B,” one stage short of the highest level.
Local officials in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council were reporting a barrage of mortar shells and Kassam rockets being fired at the border region following the missile attack.
Forty-five rockets and mortar shells on Thursday afternoon were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip in the span of three hours, according to a tweet by the IDF Spokesperson. Palestinian terror groups claimed that they had fired two longer-range rockets into Israel following the IDF strikes.
An Israeli attack helicopter machine-gunned a target in Gaza after the missile attack, for the first time since Operation Cast Lead. A Reuters correspondent said the sound of heavy fire from the helicopter was audible in the center of the city.
What can be said about people who would send a rocket into areas at a time children may be arriving home from school or transporting to school? What can be said of thousands of civilian Israeli homes targeted and hit over the years? The attackers are animals and the people of Palestine need to brush up on their history and reject their violent brothers.