Saturday, November 10, 2007

10-Nov-07: Qassam and counter-qassam

Earlier today (Saturday), Palestinian terrorists fired two more Qassam rockets into the Israeli town of Sderot. The Qassams landed south of town and no injuries or damage were reported. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, asserting that "the Israeli army would never stop home-made Palestinian rockets even if it unleashed a wide offensive against the Gaza Strip".

Almost immediately, Israeli forces attacked the spot from where the rockets had been launched. Newsagencies are reporting that Palestinian sources variously say a civilian was injured or killed by the Israeli air strike. The Palestinians, at the same time, say the Islamic Jihadists escaped unharmed.

But the IDF - which normally takes considerable care with its pronouncements - says its counter-attack was successful and the cell members responsible for firing the Qassam and the rocket launcher they operated were eliminated. But as this Reuters picture (above) exemplifies, the Pal-Arab regime has little problem in programming replacements. (This child was snapped at another in an endless series of Hamas rallies in Gaza, this one on Friday, holding a toy gun. The image embodies more eloquently than any blog could the moral sickness at the heart of the Pal-Arab thugocracy.)

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