Monday, February 18, 2008

18-Feb-08: Ongoing terror, rockets, mortars and miracles

A barrage of four rockets was fired into Israel a little earlier today (Monday) by the jihadist forces in Hamas-controlled Gaza. Two landed near an infirmary in one of the kibbutzim in the Sha'ar Hanegev area, causing property damage and sending four people to hospital. Two more landed in open fields in the Sedot Negev area, causing neither injuries nor damage. This tally comes on top of Sunday's 7 mortar shells and four rockets fired into Israel by the terrorists.

Every day of indiscriminate, wanton rocket fire by the Gazans that goes by without additional deaths is a miracle. But in Judaism we have a principle from the time of the Talmudic sages: "Where the potential for harm is constantly present, one may not rely on a miracle" (Kiddushin 39b).

UPDATE Monday 18-Feb-08 at 11:00pm: A Palestinian-Arab rocket hit a residential area of Sderot tonight (Monday) injuring ten Israelis. Shortly afterwards, seven additional Gazan jihadist rockets landed in open fields in Israel's western Negev area; fortunately no injuries or damage are reported.

Rocket barrages aimed at civilian targets in Israel have continued throughout the day - and the miracles continue.

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