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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Breaking (Liveblog): Two wounded in anti-tank missile attack on school bus

They won't say whether the injured are children, but there are two people wounded - one seriously and one moderately - as a result of an anti-tank missile hitting a school bus in the Gaza envelope (I'm typing this as I listen - it happened at 3:17 pm Israel time).

The bus was traveling from Kibbutz Saad to Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the Gaza envelope area. Israel Radio is now confirming that the seriously wounded person is a child and is being taken by helicopter to Soroka hospital in Beer Sheva.

Israel Radio said it might have been a mortar and not an anti-tank missile. This may be the statistical anomaly that the terrorists scored a direct hit.

There was also a kindergarten hit.


Seriously wounded child now critical.

Lots of shooting in the area.

Wounded evacuated to hospital.

Yellow school bus had only a few children on it.

IDF already sent combat helicopters to find terrorists who shot the missile.

Happened near Kibbutz Saad.

Here's a map of the area from eyeonisrael.com

Nahal Oz is in the top center and Saad is just to its right.

The child who is in critical condition is a 13-year old and he is now on a breathalyzer.

The bus took a direct hit in the back of the bus.

Second person wounded was bus driver. No one else on the bus.


Police now saying that bus was hit by shrapnel from an 82mm mortar.

Local residents now told to take shelter.

Another rocket just hit nearby.

Here's a picture of the bus.

The kindergarten was not hit - there was a fire there and there is no connection to the bus attack.



At 3:44 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

This child may die and his blood will be on the hands of Israel's leaders who have decided allowing a heavily Hamas regime to exist is worth the death of a Jewish child.

I hope they can face his parents and explain to them why they think Israel has to put up with Hamas terrorist attacks from Gaza.

What could go wrong indeed

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Yishai said...

Now is the time to come together, and NOT point fingers.

May God help us open a big can of whoop-ass.

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

NormanF - The people responsible for this are the residents of the region who continue, century after century, slicing and dicing people they don't like. That is not Israel's leaders. If you've read River War, by Winston Churchill (and many other books), then you know that Israel is pushing the region to make a change in how they normally deal with each other (and, thus, with Israel). The Israeli leaders deserve credit for making huge progress in that endeavor. Just for comparison, who would be to blame for kids in South Chicago getting their brains bashed in by gangbangers as they walk out of school... really the perps need to be blamed and then the coddling of the machete people (including in Chicago) needs to be stopped, but the perps need to be blamed.


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