Sunday, May 11, 2008

11-May-08: A death in Sderot and business as usual

It's been business as usual for the terrorists of Gaza this weekend.

On Friday, three Qassam rockets and four mortar shells struck Israel, landing in the western Negev area. To be clear - this is a region whose legal and political status has never been in dispute, and that has no military targets; it's simply Jewish land, and maybe inhabited by Jews. That's enough of a justification for the jihadists. One Israeli was lightly wounded in the barrage and taken to Ashkelon's Barzilai Hospital for treatment. A vehicle was damaged when struck by a rocket in Ashkelon, a southern (and major) Israeli city. Two Israeli were wounded.

On Friday evening, Israel's national powered paragliding champion, Jimmy Kdoshim, 48, was killed in his own home (see the photo at right) by an incoming Palestinian-Arab mortar shell fired from jihadist-controlled Gaza. He leaves three children behind. Three others were wounded in that attack on Kibbutz Kfar Aza. The Jerusalem Post says one is moderately injured and two lightly. Ambulance teams at the kibbutz treated a number of people for shock and several kibbutz buildings were damaged in the barrage.

Hamas, the jihadist regime that runs Gaza with backing from terrorist states in our region, claimed full responsibility for the killing in a Friday evening broadcast. Dead Jews makes for headline news in their ghoullish circles.

20 rockets and five mortar shells were fired into Israel on Saturday, damaging numerous buildings. Two civilian Israeli residents of beleagured Sderot had to be treated for shock as a barrage landed in their city and in the neaby Sha'ar Hanegev region. One struck and damaged the courtyard of Sapir College in Sderot where a student was killed in his car a month ago by another Palestinian-Arab Gazan missile. Another of today's rockets landed next to a synagogue and a third hit a house in Sderot, damaging the building. Saturday's other rockets landed in open areas with no casualties reported. Hamas brazenly claimed responsibility for Saturday morning's rocket fire too, according to the Jerusalem Post.

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