Daily Israel Report
Daily Israel Report
Show More

OpEds

Start a blog

Blogs Zion's Corner

It's Raining Rockets in Israel

By Michael Freund
11/6/2008, 12:00 AM


More than 35 Palestinian rockets slammed into the Negev yesterda, including three which hit the port city of Ashkelon, sparking panic among parents of schoolchildren
While much of the world is busy marveling over the election results in the US, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza are exploiting the opportunity to fire salvos of rockets and projectiles at Israel's southern towns and cities.

More than 35 Palestinian rockets slammed into the Negev yesterda, including three which hit the port city of Ashkelon, sparking panic among parents of schoolchildren. Since the rockets were fired during the day, and the schools in Ashkelon are not specially reinforced, many rushed to take their children home to safety.

Quite a way to live, isn't it?

And just how did Israel's government react to this violation of the "truce" by Hamas, which has been in place for several months?

Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai told reporters in response that Israel "does not plan to violate the truce."

In other words: don't expect the caretaker government now in place to actually take measures to defend the public. Sure, they might launch a pinpoint operation here and there, but a full-blown operation to subdue the terrorists?

Apparently, that is asking for too much.