Tuesday, January 18, 2011
18-Jan-11: In Israel's south, scenes from an ongoing war
Not such a quiet day in the ongoing war on Israel's southern border today. First, a report in the past hour of four more Gazan mortar shells striking Israeli territory around 1.30pm local time. Next, from Ynet, a report of a rocket (not a mortar) fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip in the last hour or two and crashing into an open area in the Western Negev. And another Chinese source, quoting the Hamas terrorist organization, says a Hamas terrorist died today at the age of 23 when a tunnel under Gaza's southern border with Egypt collapsed; he was evidently inside doing something they could not immediately describe. Fortunately, with the exception of the discontinued terrorist career that ended underground, there are neither injuries to humans nor damage to property reported so far.
Updated at 2:59 PM