Femten raketter slo ned i Israel i løpet av en time torsdag, og en av dem traff en skolebuss nær Gaza. Tilstanden til en 16-åring er kritisk.
Til å begynne med benektet Hamas at de sto bak, men senere tok de ansvaret.
The school bus was traveling in southern Israel near the Gaza border when it was hit by an anti-tank missile, Israeli authorities said.
A 13-year-old boy was the only passenger on the bus at the time, said Avital Leibovitch, spokeswoman for the IDF.
The boy is in critical condition, and the driver has moderate wounds, the IDF said.
And IDF statement later in the day listed the boy’s age as 16.
It was not immediately known if the bus was targeted, but Leibovitch said it looked like “a direct hit.”
Det ble brukt en panserbrytende rakett mot bussen. Dette er første gang et sivilt mål er truffet av et slikt våpen.
A Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Fauzi Barhum, said, “The resistance movement’s response to the enemy’s massacre comes as self-defense, and to protect the citizens. It aims to pressure the occupier to stop committing crimes.”
Israel svarte med å angripe en politiskole og en fabrikk. En Hamas-offiser og en 18-åring ble drept, opplyste palestinske kilder.
Hamas claims responsibility for missile strike on bus that wounded boy
By the CNN Wire Staff