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Authorities say rocket fired overnight from Gaza hit a kindergarten in Sderot

Officials find that a kindergarten in the southern town of Sderot was hit by shrapnel from a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip overnight, causing significant damage to the building.

A kindergarten in the southern town of Sderot that was hit by shrapnel from a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip that struck its courtyard on May 5, 2019. (Sderot Municipality)

The projectile struck just outside the school, sending rocket fragments smashing through walls, windows and furniture inside, according to a Sderot spokesperson.

The damage was not found until this morning as the school was closed over the weekend and was ordered shut by the military today as well as a precautionary measure.

The kindergarten will remain closed and the children will be sent to another school until the building can be fixed, the Sderot spokesperson says.

A kindergarten in the southern town of Sderot that was hit by shrapnel from a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip that struck its courtyard on May 5, 2019. (Sderot Municipality)

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