- 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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Why do such militants fire at Sderot and not at, say, the Egyptian town of Rafah along the Gaza border?
Gaza militants have fired thousands of rockets and mortar bombs at Sderot, and not a single one at Haifa.
Searches for an ultimate "root cause" of Gaza militants' rocket fire on Sderot will probably never succeed.
It is because Sderot has Jewish Israelis in it, and Rafah does not.
President Obama calls this reason for the rocket fire at Sderot "because of...where they live."