Thursday, March 13, 2008
13-Mar-08: Raining even more rockets
It's now 10:30pm here in Jerusalem. Haaretz reports: "Gaza militant groups said late Thursday that they had fired 64 rockets and mortar shells at Israel during the course of the day Thursday." The photo on thr right was snapped in Sderot today and shows a sadly familiar scene of city residents huddling under a concrete shelter, seeking protection from yet another in the endless stream of weapons seeking a Jewish target.
64 rockets and mortar shells in a day.
Notice that there's been an absence of countering Israeli action against the rocket-men of Gaza today, apart from the knock-out of a fully loaded rocket platform; we mentioned that earlier today and NYT has a brief report on it here. Perhaps this passivity stems from the global chorus of condemnation against Israel in the past 48 hours - a condemnation so naked in its political bias that it would be funny if it weren't so serious and disturbing. If that's right, it's a very disturbing state of events.
The world's largest Muslim body, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the largest bloc inside the United Nations, is having its international conference today, and is calling for Israelis to be tried by an international war crimes court for "heinous" attacks against Palestinians.
We're wondering what plan the OIC has for stopping the rockets from falling on our homes. They don't have one, you say? Then why does anyone pay them any attention at all?
Updated at 10:35 PM