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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cease Fire After 300+ Missile Attack Broken Quickly by Terrorists

A cease fire went into effect Tuesday at 1:00 am.  Five mortar shells and 2 kassam rockets fell into Israel at noon on Tuesday already after the cease fire was agreed.   Usually these kassams are fired into farming areas of the western Negev.  Supposedly the terrorists are trying to keep the "calm" with only firing 5 after a ceasefire, which is a joke.  Israelis in the area are disappointed that they are not treated with the seriousness that urban populations are.  Already several mortar shells had direct hits on building and caused deaths and feel that Israel's retaliation should have been stronger.  Ongoing atttacks are unacceptable.  The Western Negev has had thousands of mortar shell attacks for over the past 10 years.  Since 2005 when the IDF left Gaza, it has been even worse.

Egypt had to bribe Hamas to get them to agree to a ceasefire by offering them fuel.  The cease-fire only lasted for a few hours if that.  Gazan terrorists  cross into the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to stage attacks on tourists and try to infiltrate into Israel with arms and explosives to use against civilian urban centers.   This new Egyptian regime is vocally anti-Israel but seems to try not to cross the USA because they are dependent on assistance. 

Israel's Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said there will be "quiet for quiet and fire against fire".  Israel just experienced over 300 rockets and missiles in the past 4 days.  The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a majority of incoming missiles aimed at urban population centers.  Just as he spoke, a warming siren sounded in Western Negev.  They had already had a kassam rocket earlier which exploded in an open area.

Hospitals have been fortified against missiles and bombs with coatings on glass windows, a step that was already planned for. 

Resource: Arutz Sheva by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu and Elad Benari , 4 separate articles

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