Tag Archive: Rocket Attacks


Gaza Rockets Slam Southern Israel During Obama Visit

Abbas: We condemn all violence against civilians.

 

 

Sure Mahmoud … want to buy a bridge ?

 

 

 

 

 

” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has ordered the closure of the Kerem Shalom border crossing between Israel and Gaza, after two rockets fired from the  Strip exploded in the southern Israeli town of Sderot early Thursday. The rockets were fired as U.S. President Barack Obama was beginning the second day of his first visit to the country as president. The rockets exploded near the border with the Gaza Strip,  causing damage to one house. No casualties were reported.

A second rocket exploded in an open area in Sderot. Two other rocket launches were detected by the IDF, but landed in Gaza.”

 

 

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I Think We All Know The Answer To That,

 

 

Given The Palestinian’s Stated Goal Of Driving Israel Into The Sea 

 

 

Max Boot :

 

” And how did the actual combatants–Israel and Hamas–fare? Normally war is seen as a zero-sum game: one side loses, the other side wins. This is a relatively rare case where both sides may be said to have won. Assuming that the truce holds, Israel won at least a temporary cessation of rocket attacks on its soil. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now faces the voters having been seen to adroitly walk the tightrope between too little a response and too much of a response to Hamas’s terror–too little would have been avoiding military action altogether, too much would have been (at least in the eyes of many Israelis) ordering a ground attack into Gaza. “

Hamas Fires Rocket From Hospital And Blows Up Bus

 

Two journalists have confirmed that Palestinians have fired a long-range rocket at Israel from next to Al Shifa hospital in Gaza.  Neither journalist, of course, made it the headline, it was just mentioned in passing.  The first was Jodi Rudgren of The New York Times who, in writing a lengthy article about Palestinians suffering at the hospital, noted in passing:

 

 

 ” Hamas and other Palestianian militants hide behind civilians and deliberately attack civilians with great joy.  Yet Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, who dreams of being leader of the Muslim world, calls Israel a “terrorist state.”  That shows why Israel cannot bow to the mostly demonic “international community.” “

 

 

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Twitter Targeting

 

 

 “We are living in a new world, in which common citizens can distribute information to millions. Terrorists know it. And it’s changing the very nature of war.”

Rockets Fired from Egypt Hit Israel

 

 

 

” Two major Israeli newspapers are reporting that rockets fired from Egypt have hit Israel.

“Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula launched rockets into Israel Friday night,” reports the Jerusalem Post. “The rockets fell near an Israeli village on the southern border, causing some damage, but no injuries.”

The Israeli daily Haaretz reports, “Rockets fired from direction of Egypt toward Eshkol Regional Council.”

It appears no damage was reported in connection with the rocket fire from Egypt. Earlier today, the Egyptian prime minister visited Gaza to express solidarity with the Palestinians there. “

 

 

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