Saturday, September 24, 2005


In the face of an increasing barrage of Qassam rockets launched at Israel from Gaza by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Israel sent its airforce into Gaza airspace for a series of controlled strikes.

Israel’s first air raid started big fires at 6 Hamas bases, weapons stores and foundries in Jebalya, Zeitun and Gaza City before dawn Saturday. Three Palestinians injured. Warplanes and helicopters also struck the sites which fired 21 missiles at Sderot during the night injuring 11 people, three of them voluntary policemen on patrol. They also caused damage in the town and in neighboring Kibbutz Kissufim.

The IDF remains massed on the Gaza/Sinai border and near the Paletinian areas of Judea and Samaria(The West Bank).

The increase in hostilities can be traced to the ongoing power struggle between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

My sources also tell me that contrary to all of the agreements for border control painstakingly hammered out between Egypt, Israel and the PA for border control, weapons and terrorists continue to flow unimpeded between Egypt and Gaza...12 days after the Israeli pullout.

The Israeli security cabinet has ruled out intervention by ground forces...for now. But the future is increasingly uncertain, and the PA appears to have little or no control over events, as reported in Joshuapundit on 9/21/05.

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