Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gaza Rockets Slam Into Southern Israel

Well, that didn't take long.

Sderot was hit by three Qassams today, launched by islamic Jihad, breaching the 'calm'. One of the missiles hit a house and caused heavy damage, and an injured civilian and three shock victims were treated.

Islamic Jihad claims the rockets were in revenge for two of its operatives who were killed in a firefight in Nablus yesterday when Israelis with the IDF's Duvdevan unit attempted to arrest them. One of them was Tarek Juma Abu Ghalia, described as Islamic Jihad's commander in Northern Samaria, AKA the West Bank.

The 'calm' does not cover the West Bank, as Hamas and Islamic Jihad showed earlier in last Friday's attack on five Israeli hikers.

Like all the other attempted ceasefires, this will be another one that isn't, and it will return to the status quo as soon as Hamas regroups a bit.

The weapons smuggling, which was supposed to end as a condition of the ceasefire is continuing unabated, and kidnapped Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit is still being held.

Same old stuff.

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