Sunday, March 21, 2010
21-Mar-10: Raining rockets
Tonight (Saturday night), yet another Qassam rocket launched by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip struck an open area in Israel's Sha'ar Hanegev region - the fourth rocket to hit Israel today. The previous Qassam rocket volley happened this past Thursday afternoon, with a Gazan rocket exploding in an open area of Israel's western Negev. Fortunately no one was hurt and no damage was reported in any of these attacks, but this was not the intention of the terrorists. Their plans were in evidence earlier in the day on Thursday when, as we noted at the time, an incoming Qassam rocket killed a Thai greenhouse worker on the grounds of Kibbutz Netiv Ha'asara. Israel's response was to direct an airstrike at three smuggling tunnels on the Egyptian border, a weapons production facility in Gaza and two tunnels intended for infiltration into Israel to carry out attacks. Two Palestinians were reportedly wounded in the strikes.