By Richard Boudreaux and Yasser Ahmad January 12, 2009
Reporting from Jerusalem and Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip — Palestinian villagers said the shelling came from the direction of the Israeli border, less than a mile away, scattering flaming objects in their midst and burning down 20 homes and the local United Nations-run school.
“One landed in my kitchen and caused a fire,” said Zohair Mohammed abu Rejila, 35. “I went to put it out, but another one landed on Mayar, my baby daughter. It was like a block of fire, a piece of plastic on fire. When I knocked it off her, it exploded and out came this heavy white smoke with a very bad smell.”