At least three rockets landed in Sderot at around midnight Thursday, one of them hitting a Shul just minutes after the end of a Hachnosas Sefer Torah. A number of people were treated for shock and the building was damaged.
Moti Shitrit, an eyewitness who lives near the Shul, told Ynet that about 300 people had gathered at the Shul for the celebration. Luckily, the event ended minutes before the rocket landed there and most people had left. A few people remained behind clean up the Shul.
“We were saved by luck. If people had not gone home, many would have been killed here. God rescued us,” he said.