As Stand for Israel told you moments after if happened, a terrorist rocket from Gaza hit a Jewish school in the southern city of Sderot. While the attack and the damage it caused was shocking, it could have been much, much worse. The Times of Israel reports that if the projectile had struck just a few meters away or just a few minutes earlier, the devastation could have been catastrophic:
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Most students had already left for the weekend, but several people at a religious school in Sderot had stuck around Thursday night. Three of them were just sitting down to study Biblical psalms when a rocket alarm rang out just before 9 p.m.
Seconds later, a missile slammed into a wall just steps away, sending concrete and glass flying but leaving them unharmed.
Eyewitnesses said that had the rocket hit a few minutes earlier, when the main study hall was filled with students, or a few meters from where it did, it could have been a very different story.
“It happened two-three meters from me,” said Shalom Kahlon, a former student who was in the study hall at the time of the explosion, speaking to the Ynet news website.
“It hit the wall, three meters from there, that’s where I was sitting. If the rocket had been half a meter to the side I don’t know if I would be speaking now,” he added…