Today’s Attack on a Major Israeli City
Palestinian terrorists have so far today fired 35 Qassams and mortar shells into Israel, with 3 landing in the Ashkelon area (one of which hit central Ashkelon), sending a girl and two women into shock. This was in response to last night’s IDF operation to blow up a tunnel dug by Hamas terrorists for the purpose of kidnapping IDF soldiers, and which resulted in the deaths of 6 Hamasholes.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigades and the Al-Aqsa Brigades of “moderate” Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah all claimed responsibility for the attack. According to Ha’aretz, Hamas blamed Israel for operating in Gaza with the intention of thwarting Palestinian reconciliation efforts. Which I guess is true if Hamas’ plan to kidnap more Israeli soldiers is seen as a way to reconcile with Fatah.
Nevertheless, both Israel and Hamas have expressed interest in maintaining the ceasefire.
You know, the one which does not actually exist.