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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Daily Shelling From Gaza on Israeli Civilians Leads to Israeli Reply

Nadene Goldfoot
Since 2001 Southern Israel's civilian population has been bombarded by missiles, rockets, and mortars from Hamas terrorists and their pals in Gaza such as PFLP, who took responsibility this time.  Lately it's been horrific.  Israel has IDF patrolling the border to try to keep their civilians safe.  A jeep patrol was just hit by an anti-tank missile which set it on fire and 4 soldiers were injured; one badly in the head.  A nearby IDF tank came and returned shelling back, killing 4 Palestinians and wounding 25 who were aged 16-18, perhaps fighters in training.  .

That brought on an onslaught of 16-25 rockets hitting Southern Israel with their Iron Dome stopping one of two grad missiles that were fired at Israelis.  For almost 12 years Israelis have been living a great deal of their time in bomb shelters, if they are lucky enough to have them.  More are still needed in the area, especially for the schools. "Hamas have used small man-portable single-tube launchers for rockets in attacks against Israel, designated 122 mm 9P132/BM-21-P. The 122 mm Grad rockets used in Gaza have a range of about 40 km (25 mi), and can reach the Israeli towns of Ashdod, Beer-Sheva, Ofakim, Gedera, Kiryat Gat, Ashqelon, Sderot, Rehovot, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne. The Islamic Jihad also published a clip claiming device mounted used as a multi-barrel rocket launcher on vehicle used for first time in Gaza (Wikipedia) 

Being that Israel took a tougher stand after much warning and hit back with the guarding tank which killed 4 people, they are wild with fury at having "civilians" hit.  "Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum blamed Israel for the incident, saying, "The occupation's targeting of civilians was a grave escalation that must not pass in silence," and adding that "resistance must be reinforced in order to block the aggression."

First off, it's amazing that after shelling Israel for 12 years targeting their civilians, I am in shock that Hamas cries out that we hit their "Civilians" and are angry about it. It's their everyday attack on Israel!   I disavow the word Fawzi Barhoum used, which was- occupation.  Israel moved out of Gaza completely in the name of peace and left it for the Palestinians.  They are the ones who voted in Hamas to be their leaders and rulers.  What Israel got out of that was the agony of being shot at almost daily. Hamas has been shooting at Israeli civilians.  Israel is not occupying Gaza, but the deal left Israel the ability to guard certain places to their own security.  With a people who want to destroy Israel, who will not even accept the fact that they are there legally in their own state, this is the only thing they can do.  Their idea of resistance is "attacking".  Aggression is something Israel is not practicing.  Defense is what it's called.  

"‘We will not allow the escalation on the fence to go unanswered,’’ Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.
The Israeli military said it holds Gaza’s Hamas rulers responsible for the attack and that it ‘‘will not tolerate’’ such incidents."  Hamas has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks, including their raining rockets on Sderot, Ashkelon and other towns.  The populations are so close that Israelis have a 15 second warning and that's it.

Israel has complained  many times to the UN who has done nothing about it.  Watch; let the Palestinians now complain and Human Rights will be all over Israel.  It is not uncommon for Palestinian mothers to sacrifice their children in order to harm Israel.  This retaliating from Israel most likely was toward the direction of where  the grad missiles came from.  It wouldn't surprise me if the terrorists weren't trying to instigate such retaliation knowing it might be Israel who will be blamed.  Israel doesn't purposely aim at civilians like the Palestinians do.

Update:from  Uri Gobey Portland, Sunday noontime.
Rockets still being fired right now...non stop for 24 hours  ynet news reports that over 100 Qassam rockets, mortar shells and Grads have rained down on Southern Israel hitting several buildings including a house.  

Resource:,7340,L-4303997,00.html; 11/11/12 update

1 comment:

Jeff Morton said...

This is much worse than what is collectively thought to be an on going exercise in futility. This thing that we call the Middle East is about to explode in a war unparalleled in human history.