The IDF has prevented Palestinian protestors from breaching the security fence on the Gaza border, but some of the violence has nevertheless reached Israeli civilians living in the vicinity.
The home of a family in Kibbutz Shaar Hanegev was hit by gunfire from Gaza early Thursday morning, though b’chasdei shamayim, no injuries were reported. Light damage was reported to a roof and shower room.
Ayelet, a resident of the kibbutz, told Hadashot news: “This is scary for anyone raising little children, but we are sticking to our daily lives. It’s a very unpleasant feeling, although we understand that the fire wasn’t directed specifically at the community. It’s still very troubling.”
The kibbutz home was apparently hit by a machine gun bullet aimed at Israeli aircraft by Hamas terrorists as it fell back to earth.
The gunfire triggered air raid sirens in the Gaza periphery, and the family had rushed to a reinforced room inside their home.
“I’m stressed out and still processing what happened,” said Ofir, who had her baby with her at the time, according to Walla news.
“The baby was in the shelter and everyone woke up,” said Mickey Rosenfeld, Ofir’s father. “The bullet penetrated the roof and fell in the shower. My daughter is a bit stressed about it.”