Sunday, January 09, 2011

9-Jan-11: Though barely reported, these rocket attacks are real and people do get hurt

Two additional Qassam missile attacks, beyond the one we reported late last night (Saturday night), were directed at Israel during the night, for a total of three. It's now Sunday morning, and we know of an Israeli truck driver injured by shards of flying glass when one of these rockets crashed into the road and shattered his vehicle's windshield.

Since reports of frequent Gazan rockets and mortars being fired at random targets inside Israel are almost universally unreported, it's highly likely no one in your community knows this. For the record, there were 235 of them in the year just ended. By our (unofficial) count, we have reached at least eighteen (the number may be more) so far in 2011. The head of the Eshkol regional council in southern Israel is quoted in the Israeli media this morning saying "They don't want to call a spade a spade. This war has been taking place for 10 years now." He's of course right. It's why we call our blog This Ongoing War.

Which other nation on earth suffers constant terror attacks on this scale and is expected to suffer them in silence? (Google the expression "Israel must" and you will get about 1.8 million hits. The majority of the references are to things Israel must not do, such as to defend its population.)

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