Saturday, January 31, 2009

31-Jan-09: Cease. Fire.

Far from the probing eyes and attention of the world's observers, another Palestinian Arab rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip into Israel this morning (Saturday). This is the third such firing since a cease-fire was declared on January 18.

Today's rocket crashed into an open area near a kibbutz in the Ashkelon area. (The Israeli authorities prefer not to be too precise about these matters - why tell the terrorist savages how accurate or inaccurate their calculations are?) Fortunately no casualties or damage resulted from the attack. This, of course, was not the intention of those who fired it.

On Thursday, a Gazan rocket was fired into Israel's Sha'ar Hanegev region. On Wednesday another landed in the Eskol region. Both rockets landed in open areas, causing no casualties or damage. But for the people living in the target zone, several hundred thousand of them, the fear of another deadly hit remains a constant in their lives.

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