The tour began with a stop at an exhibit of the remnants of scores of Kassams that have hit Sderot – more than 1,000 of which have terrorized the town since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip last year.

 FM Livni leads foreign diplomats on tour of Sderot

 

FM Tzipi Livni chats with Sderot schoolchildren Thursday, 23 Nov, as members of the diplomatic corps look on. (GPO)

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni today (Thursday, 23 Nov) led a group of some two dozen foreign diplomats on a visit to Sderot, the southern town closest to the Gaza Strip that has become the target of a daily barrage of Kassam rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists.

The tour began with a stop at an exhibit of the remnants of scores of Kassams that have hit Sderot – more than 1,000 of which have terrorized the town since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip last year.

Next the group viewed the wall of a school embedded with shrapnel from Kassam rockets and was briefed on measures taken to protect schoolchildren by Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal.

The foreign diplomats also got a close-up view of the adjacent Gazan town of Beit Hanoun, which has been transformed by Palestinian terrorists into a launching pad for Kassams.