Monday, May 10, 2010
10-May-10: Raining Gazan rockets again
More Qassam rockets fired from jihadist Gaza landed near the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Saturday night. Israeli aircraft late last night (Sunday) destroyed several Gazan tunnels in the Rafah area where Gaza borders on Egypt - no injuries to Gazans. The timing of the Gazan rockets is likely connected with the start of indirect discussions between Israel and the Abbas-controlled Palestinian Authority, being conducted as from yesterday via US mediators. Hamas, the terrorist regime that controls everything inside Gaza, is opposed to those discussions and has publicly warned against them. The Israeli army is quoted in the past hour saying Israel "holds Hamas solely responsible for what goes on in Gaza...[and] will not tolerate any attempt to harm the citizens of the State of Israel and will continue to operate against those who use terror." Some 50 terrorist rockets have been fired into civilian areas of Israel since the beginning of 2010.