Gunfire from Gaza narrowly misses Israeli kids watching TV at home
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Gunfire from Gaza narrowly misses Israeli kids watching TV at home

Errant bullets, apparently fired from Hamas training camp, hit television at a home at Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asarah

An IDF vehicle in Absan, near the border between Israel and east of the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 30, 2015 (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
An IDF vehicle in Absan, near the border between Israel and east of the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 30, 2015 (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Stray bullets apparently fired from a Hamas training camp in the Gaza Strip hit an Israeli home in a kibbutz adjacent to the Palestinian enclave Wednesday evening, causing damage but no injuries.

One of the bullets shattered the window of a home in the Kibbutz Netiv Ha’asara and hit a television while two children, aged 6 and 9, were watching it.

The other hit a wall in the home just north of the Strip.

Their mother and a baby were also at home at the time. No injuries were reported.

Initial reports indicated the two bullets were stray sniper bullets that originated from a Hamas training camp on the other side of the border, the IDF said.

On Tuesday, two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel but failed to clear the Palestinian territory, with one hitting a house within the Strip. A number of injuries were reported from the rocket strike in Gaza, Israeli media reported.

The attempted attack came less than a day after another rocket fired from Gaza failed to reach Israel early Tuesday morning.

Sporadic rocket fire has continued from Gaza on Israel’s southern communities since the end of last year’s war between Israel and Hamas.

The IDF on Tuesday accused the Hamas rulers of the coastal strip of confiscating building materials meant for reconstruction from that conflict and using them to rebuild its attack tunnel infrastructure.

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