Liveblogging the Conflict – February 28th

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israeli-hurt.jpgThis morning, the IAF killed another 5 terrorists – 2 from the Popular Resistance Committee, one from Hamas, one from the Abu Mustafa Brigades, and one from Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. The palestinians certainly have no shortage of terrorist groups.

Meanwhile, the terrorists have continued with their targeting of innocent civilians, firing a number of Qassams into Israel, with one wounding an officer belonging to Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter’s protection detail.

I will attempt to keep you updated during the day.

Updates (Israel time)

11:16AM: Ha’aretz reports we turned 7 (not 5) terrorists into worm food. The more, the better.

11:48AM: Pay special attention to this, folks:

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that while he opposes taking up armed struggle against Israel at the present time, he would not rule out the option for the future.

“I do not support a return to armed struggle at this point in time. But, at a later date, this could be an option for the Palestinian people,” Abbas said on Thursday during an interview with the Jordanian newspaper Al-Duster.

Of course, this is not entirely true: he does support “armed struggle at this point in time”, considering that Fatah’s very own Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades are constantly perpetrating terrorist attacks.

12:53PM: Students from Sderot’s Sapir College have lit memorial candles for yesterday’s victim, father-of-four Roni Yechiya. What’s the bet Reuters, AP and AFP do not publish these candle pictures?

2:27PM: A 70-year old woman has suffered light shrapnel injuries after a Qassam hit Sderot. Remember, the palestinians are trying to kill people like her.

3:10PM: 3 Qassams have been fired at Ashkelon, with one scoring a direct hit on a house and several people suffering from shock.

3:47PM: It turns out they were 5 Grad-type missiles that hit Ashkelon.

4:00PM: The IDF has stated that Hamas will have an unlimited supply of rockets targeting Ashkelon by the end of the year.

4:05PM: Something else likely not to be reported by the MSM:

The funeral procession for Roni Yechiya, a 47-year-old father of four killed in a Qassam attack in Sderot on Wednesday, has gotten underway in the community of Bitcha near Ofakim.

During the procession, Yechiyah’s wife screamed out: “Roni, you left me at such a young age, how will I manage without you? I love you.”

4:13PM: We have reportedly wounded 3 more Hamas terrorists.

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