Sderot Children Say 'Truce' Won't Last

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CBNNews.com - SDEROT, Israel - Sderot fifth and sixth graders don't believe the truce with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip is destined to last.

"Of course there is a 'calm' today, but tomorrow they'll be right back firing at us," a fifth grade student, who has experienced Kassam rocket attacks since she was two years old, told The Jerusalem Post.

The children shared how the daily threat of rocket attacks affected their young lives -- cancelled classes, hiding under their desks when the siren warned of incoming rockets and the affect on their younger siblings.

"It's like a nightmare that passes and then another nightmare starts," one fifth grader said.

"We were coming home and there was a Red Alert [warning siren], but we were at a traffic light. When a Red Alert comes, you are supposed to get down on the ground and put your hands over your heard. But we decided to go through the light and head for home. There was a big boom and when we looked back, we saw that the Kassam had landed exactly where we had been waiting for the light to change," another student said.

The children were also amazingly perceptive about the government's decisions.

"We [Israel] are giving them the electricity and gas to build Kassams," said one child.

"The government is more concerned with what the United States would say about how we are hurting Gaza [then they are about us]," another observed.

"If they wanted to, the government could end this right now," said one youngster.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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