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Firefighting Qassam Fire

“You’re the next in line Avi,” the whole Sderot fire department joked around with their most prized firefighter Avi Maman. All the homes around his home had been hit by Qassam rocket fire from...

Shavit Amar, The “Girl From Sderot,” says “Obama remembered what I told him.”

When the president of the United States spoke yesterday at the UN about the girl from Sderot who shuts her eyes in fear that a rocket might kill her, he probably was referring to Shavit Amar,...

Rosh Hashanah Rockets

It is true that there were no direct physical casualties from last night's rocket fire- but that doesn't explain what happened here in Sderot, Israel last night. My family lives in Silver Spring, Maryland- thousands...

No Independence Day for Sderot Families

The Malka Family Carmit Malka and her husband, Oshri were born and raised in Sderot. Carmit recalls a wonderful childhood, where she was free and happy to play on the streets of Sderot. “My parents...

The Economic Woes of Sderot Families

Albert Avisrur looks at me in shock. He is a big man, about six foot, but the look in his eyes is that of a child whose world has been shattered. Albert's home was partially...

Poems by Sderot residents: Ram Balsan, 21

The Alarm Clock By Ram Balsan, 21 Sderot, Israel Dawn has come, and with it, the security alarm ‘rings’ with its timely precision. Its ring is very strange: a calm vibration followed by a loud boom. The cabinet extends its finger...

No Longer Homeless: Sderot family rebuilds home

Seven months ago, Aliza Amar blasted off her wheelchair and slammed into her kitchen wall when a Qassam rocket exploded on her home. Because Aliza is wheelchair bound, she did not have the time...

“2008 Passover Rocket Terror”

It seemed that Sderot residents were going to experience a rare day of quiet on Tuesday, April 22. But around 7:30 p.m, two Qassams fired from northern Gaza broke the calm. One rocket hit...

From Mexico to Sderot: Sammy’s Story

As the six-month long ceasefire between Hamas and Israel nears to an end, residents of Sderot and the western Negev still remain under the intense threat of Palestinian rocket fire. Only this past Tuesday...

Handicapped Residents in Sderot Deal with Rockets

As much as we are aware of the psychological impact that Palestinian rocket fire has on the average Sderot family, we often do not understand the implications of rocket terror on those who are physically...