Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Video: Israel's Iron Dome intercepts 5 Rockets Fired At Ashkelon From Gaza
The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted five rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists based in Gaza at the Israeli city of Ashkelon early this morning. An additional rocket reportedly landed in an open, uninhabited area.
No casualties, but it's obvious that Hamas isn't really interested in a de facto 'truce' anymore.
Yesterday,two Kassam missiles were fired from Gaza towards Ariel Sharon's funeral at his Sycamore Ranch, in spite of IDF warnings to Hamas that there would be major consequences. Neither did any damage or caused any casualties, but the gesture was significant, and caused the IDF to launch attacks on a military compound and what was referred to as 'a terror infrastructure site', a description that probably applies to most of Gaza these days.
Aside from the deterrent factor, given what the Iron Dome missiles cost as opposed to what the Gaza missiles cost Hamas, it's obvious this situation can't continue like this.