The Day In Israel: Tues Dec 21st, 2010
Those brave palestinian terrorists have fired a Qassam at a Zionist installation (i.e. a kindergarden), wounding a Zionist occupation soldier (i.e. a schoolgirl)
A Qassam rocket struck the Ashkelon beach early Tuesday, exploding in an open field near a kindergarten and lightly wounded a girl on her way to school.
The girl was treated on the spot by Magen David Adom paramedics; two other people were suffering from shock. A number of buildings in the area sustained light damage.
There were about 10 children in the kindergarten when the rocket struck about seven meters away, said a teacher. “I quickly got out of my car, ignoring the siren to help the children. I gathered them together and kept them busy.”
Residents of the area had felt that a strike could be imminent recently, she said. “The doors are always open and the children are not allowed to leave the area,” she said. “We are very strict about that.”
This brings the number of rockets striking Israel over the last two days to 13.
The time to go medieval on these guys is way passed. But better late than never.
Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)
5:18PM: Those pro palestinian cartoonists might want to consider updating their “poor palestinian with a mere stone against an IDF tank” theme.
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi admitted Tuesday that a Kornet missile had been fired at an Israeli tank earlier this month.
Ashkenazi told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the missile penetrated the tank’s outer shell but failed to explode inside it. There were no injuries in the incident.
“On December 6, a Kornet anti-tank missile fired for the first time in Gaza hit an IDF tank and penetrated its outer shell. Luckily, the missile did not explode inside the tank. We are talking about a massive missile, one of the most dangerous in the battlefield, which has already been used against the IDF in the Lebanon War.”
12:52PM: CNN’s Richard Quest came to Israel where he annoyed met with Channel 2 News anchor Yonit Levi.
Former US president Jimmy Carter on Monday told Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo he is happy Brazil recognized Palestinian statehood, adding, “We cannot count on the United States alone to bring peace, since it agrees with almost everything Israel does,” The Telegraph reported.
Carter explained the role he envisioned for Brazil, saying it “can help because it has a lot of influence among developing countries. Brazil can be one of the leaders in this process,” according to the report.
Referring to Brazil’s decision to recognize the “state of Palestine,” Carter told Folha, “I am very happy to see that Brazil recognized the Palestinian state with the 1967 borders.”
11:16AM: A palestinian terror group called Jaish Al-Islam (Army of Islam) has claimed responsibility for this morning’s Qassam attack.
According to Ma’an, they are the group who once threatened to “kill U.S. President George Bush and his Christian allies.”