|Homes in Ashkelon, unfortunately within firing range of the jihadists|
This past Monday (as we reported earlier), a rocket from jihadist Gaza crashed into one of the southern Israel communities located just south of the coastal city of Ashkelon. The Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist splinter faction that claims alliegance to Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah/PLO, claimed responsibility according to this Palestinian Arab newsagency report. They said it was to mark the anniversary of the PFLP's establishment. For the practitioners of terror, any excuse will do when there are journalists nearby.
On Wednesday night, five more rockets were fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza into southern Israel. An Israeli civilian was injured in the barrage and airlifted to hospital in Beersheba. A kibbutz home was damaged. Residents throughout southern Israel were told to enter bomb shelters on Wednesday night - which along with the hope of scoring civilian injuries or deaths is exactly what Palestinian-Arab terrorism aims to achieve.
"The threat in the area is constant and growing," read a statement issued Thursday by several southern Israeli regional councils.
200 Gazan-Palestinian-Arab rockets have crashed into Israel so far this year.