A delegation of New York City Council members visiting Israel came under Palestinian rocket fire. The City Council members, including Speaker Christine Quinn, were in Sderot on Tuesday meeting with Mayor Eli Moyal when the city’s air raid sirens sounded, forcing the group to take shelter. Once the all-clear was given, the 11 council members rushed to a clinic on Sderot’s outskirts where one of the missiles had landed. “It’s one thing to read about it in the papers, but it’s another thing to come and visit the country,” Quinn said, according to The Associated Press. “It’s another thing altogether to be in a place that actually the moment you’re there is having a rocket attack occurring.” In Israel for a fact-finding mission organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and UJA-Federation of New York, the group spent Wednesday in Safed, a city battered by Katyusha rockets during last summer’s war between Israel and Hezbollah.
N.Y. City Council comes under fire