Thursday, August 25, 2011

25-Aug-11: Yet another night of terrorist violence

Ofakim, southern Israel - yesterday
Globes, quoting Galei Zahel, Israel's army radio, summarizes the violence of the night just ended: 20 incoming terrorist rockets; rocket explosions in Beer Sheba, Ashkelon, Sderot, Ofakim, Netivot and a number of other southern region villages; Code Red sirens wailing throughout the night hours and making sleep and normal life impossible; a baby injured on the grounds of one of the area kibbutzim and hospitalized; damage to a residence in Sderot; several successful mid-air interceptions of Gazan rockets by the Iron Dome defense system in the skies over Beer Sheba and Ashkelon.

The ongoing terrorist assault, including mortars, Qassam rockets and GRAD missiles, continued to cause disruption to life throughout Israel's south, including the cancellation of Premier League soccer matches already postponed from this past weekend, and the cancellation of last night's Ashkelon Breeze festival, among others.

Though the news channels hesitate to discuss this, ask yourself what ordinary people going about their ordinary lives do when they are invited to a wedding or a family gathering on a night when the jihadists of Gaza are busy with their pursuit of those 72 virgins?

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