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Today’s Rocket Attacks

AFPThings have really heated up today in Israel, with palestinian terrorists so far firing nearly 60 Qassam rockets and mortar shells into Israel. One rocket hit a house, another hit a factory, and one exploded right next to a children’s playground.  In addition, two rockets, including a Grad-type missile, exploded in a public area in Ashkelon. Approximately 31 people have suffered shock, nearly half of which are children. Lauren Booth and the Free Gaza movement, as interested in fairness and peace as they are, condemned these deliberate attacks on innocent Israeli citizens.

While the firing of rockets and mortar shells has been a regular occurrence – despite talk of a so-called “ceasefire” – the sheer quantity of the rockets and mortar shells is significant, since it will make it harder for the government to ignore this any longer. In fact, in a special cabinet session, most ministers voiced strong opposition to extending the truce with Hamas and demanded a forceful response. Nevertheless, Defense Minister Ehud Barak allowed through some humanitarian supplies to Gaza given the palestinians vocal opposition to the terror in their midst.

Meanwhile, you just have to marvel at the first paragraph of the Ha’aretz report:

An Israel Air Force strike killed a Hamas gunman in the southern Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets and mortars into southern Israel on Wednesday, dampening prospects for a renewed cease fire.

As if that is the main concern here.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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