, Sderot town square thumbnail Mosaic, based on a Renoir painting, in Sderot (File:Mosaic a' la Renoir in Sderot, Israel.jpg) Several popular bands have been formed by musicians who practiced in Sderot's bomb shelters as teenagers. As an immigrant town with high unemployment experiencing a dramatic musical success, as bands blend international sounds with the music of their Moroccan immigrant parents, it has been compared to Liverpool in the 1960s. Among the notable bands are Teapacks Knesiyat Hasekhel and Sfatayim. An Israeli woman was killed early morning today by a Qassam rocket (w:Qassam rocket) launched by Palestinian (w:Palestinian) fighters from Beit Hanoun (w:Beit Hanoun) in the northern Gaza Strip (w:Gaza Strip). Rockets were launched at the southern Israeli city of Sderoth (w:Sderot) and several other locations. Two rockets landed in the city, killing a 57-year-old woman and injuring a 24-year-old bodyguard of the Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz (w:Amir Peretz), who lives in the city. Several other people were treated for shock.
, Sderot town square thumbnail Mosaic, based on a Renoir painting, in Sderot (File:Mosaic a' la Renoir in Sderot, Israel.jpg) Several popular bands have been formed by musicians who practiced in Sderot's bomb shelters as teenagers. As an immigrant town with high unemployment experiencing a dramatic musical success, as bands blend international sounds
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the suffering of children in both Sderot and Gaza: "Believe me that I feel bad for my children, for the children that live here in Sderot, but I also feel pain for the children that live in the other side of the border in Gaza ... This situation that the children from this place and the other place is because of the behaviour of the leaders of the terror organisations. We can create another quality of life, it is so close."<
, when a group calling itself the "Association for Prosperity and Security in the Middle East" became active in the city. The non
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According to Palestinian medics, Israeli forces killed at least 62 militants and 42 other Palestinians believed to be civilians.
(consisting mostly of the city's key upper and middle class residents) left for other areas, out of Qassam rocket range. Russian billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak organised a series of relief programs for residents unable to leave. On December 12, 2007, after more than 20 rockets landed in the Sderot area in a single day, including a direct hit to one of the main avenues, Sderot mayor Eli Moyal announced his resignation, citing the government's failure
approves appointment of Ehud Olmert as interim PM first Nir last Hasson accessdate 2006-11-06 While the suicide attacks ceased in 2005, al-Qassam Brigades rocket and mortar attacks on towns and settlements near Gaza continued. Since 2002, paramilitary soldiers of al-Qassam Brigades and other groups have used homemade Qassam rockets to hit Israeli towns in the Negev, such as Sderot. Al-Qassam Brigades was estimated in 2007 to have launched 22% of the rocket and mortar
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. (Ynetnews) * Residents brace as a second winter storm hits the region, a day after the first caused floods and mudslides across northern California.news science la-me-storm1jan01,1,7398730.story?coll la-news-science (LA Times) (AP via Yahoo!) ** Israel shells eight roads
'''Sderot''' ( , meaning: ''Boulevards)'' is a western Negev city in the Southern District (South District (Israel)) of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), at the end of 2011 the city had a total population of 24,000. The city has been an ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks (List of Qassam rocket attacks) from the Gaza Strip since 2001.
Sderot is located less than a mile from Gaza (Gaza City) (the closest point is 840 m). Rocket attacks (Palestinian political violence) on the city have killed , wounded dozens, caused millions of dollars in damage and profoundly disrupted daily life. Studies have found that air raid sirens and explosions have caused severe psychological trauma in some residents. From mid-June 2007 to mid-February 2008, 771 rockets and 857 mortar bombs were fired at Sderot and the western Negev, an average of three or four each a day. Popular for having numerous Bomb shelters some of which are built in the form of Children's Play areas in school play grounds, Sderot is infamously referred to as The "Bomb Shelter Capital of the World."