A six-year-old boy has been critically injured by a direct rocket hit on a house in Sderot.
The boy’s mother is seriously wounded, a five-year-old is moderately wounded and four others are lightly hurt.
Channel 12 reports that the rocket hit one home in an apartment complex (shown in the main photo) while a piece of shrapnel ricocheted to another home and managed to pierce a fortified room and hit the family.
A photo shows the shrapnel entered through the room’s window. It is not immediately clear how it got through, as the window should be protected by a secured metal barrier. Media speculate that the window either was not closed properly, or not built properly.
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