Saturday, November 08, 2008

8-Nov-08: The vipers remind us again that they're just over the fence

Making it the fifth day in a row of rocket barrages into Israel, the Palestinian terror organizations in Gaza fired four Qassam rockets at Israeli civilian targets last night (Friday). One fell within the territory of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and two just outside Sderot's city limits.

As they did earlier this week, the al-Quds Brigades terrorist group, a unit of the Palestine Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility.

For what it's worth, there's a report from YNet that the Hamas regime is going to "begin cracking down on the fire emerging from the Gaza Strip... [Its] internal security agents began to mobilize Friday evening towards Sejaiya district in an attempt to halt the rocket fire. According to Hamas the agents even succeeded in blocking an Islamic Jihad vehicle driving a Qassam-launching cell."

We're skeptical that the Hamas-brand of terrorists are going to suppress the PIJ-brand of terrorists. But in the vipers' nest that is Gaza, events tend to be driven by a multitude of complex factors.