Sderot

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Sderot

(ˌsdeɪˈrəʊt)
n
(Placename) a city in the W Negev in S Israel, close to the border with Gaza; a target for sustained rocket attack by Hamas since 2001. Population: 19 800 (2006 est)
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El miedo y el hartazgo tambien se respiran al otro lado de la frontera con Gaza; ciudades israelies como Asdod, Ascalon o Sederot, vecinas de la franja, viven bajo la amenaza de los cohetes de las milicias palestinas.
Both delegations accomplished their mission as they interviewed victims of last year's rocket attacks at Sederot for the umpteenth time while avoiding like the swine flu Gaza and its victims of 60 years of Israeli occupation and terrorism.
Before the Gaza assault, Israel's right wing decried the cabinet's paralysis in the face of sustained rocket attacks on southern towns like Sederot and Ashkelon, and many here suspect that Livni launched the offensive in a cynical attempt to appease adversaries and woo hawks in the run up to elections.
They were closed again June 24, however, after Palestinian resistance faction Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the Israeli town of Sederot in retaliation for the killing of four of its leaders in the West Bank.
Olmert, who has been criticized for not visiting Sederot, expressed sympathy for the residents there.
One rocket landed near a school in the Israeli town of Sederot and badly wounded a 60-year-old Israeli man.
This coincided with the killing of two Israeli settlers after a rocket was fired by Palestinian activists on the illegal Jewish settlement of Sederot, north of Gaza Strip, on Wednesday evening.
They have claimed joint responsibility for several attacks against Israel, including a mortar attack against the Israeli town of Sederot and a commando raid against an Israeli military vehicle in the Jordan Valley.
The Deco frozen food plant at Sederot, commissioned six years ago at a cost of $3.
To support this way of thinking, the International Herald Tribune has published a huge article with a picture about the suffering of the people of Sederot from Palestinian rockets: "Israeli town reels under rocket fire" (International Herald Tribune, January 9).