Sunday, March 11, 2012

UPDATE: Violence in Gaza

Nearly 200,000 students in areas of southern Israel were held out of school today as a safety precaution. The decision came in the wake of continuing rocket fire over the weekend from the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip after Israel killed two top terrorists on Friday to thwart an attack.

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"The IDF Home Front Command along with the heads of a number of local authorities in the South decided on Saturday night to cancel school in all towns and cities located between 7 km. and 40 km. of the Gaza Strip. Due to the decision, approximately 200,000 children will stay home on Sunday," the Jerusalem Post reported.

Jewish Federations of North America will continue to monitor the situation and keep local Federations informed. As always, our thoughts and concerns are with the people of Israel.

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