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6-year-old critically hurt, 6 others wounded by direct rocket hit on Sderot home

The scene of a direct rocket hit on a building in Sderot, southern Israel, in which Ido Avigal, 5, was killled, on May 12, 2021 (Sderot Municipality)
The scene of a direct rocket hit on a building in Sderot, southern Israel, in which Ido Avigal, 5, was killled, on May 12, 2021 (Sderot Municipality)

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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