Tuesday, December 13, 2011

13-Dec-11: Does anyone think Monday night's rocket attack on southern Israel is the last?

Around 8 pm last night (Monday), a Gazan Palestinian Arab Qassam rocket exploded in an open field in the Sha'ar HaNegev district. Color Red sirens sounded throughout the south. INN notes that more than 240 Israeli cities, towns and communities across the southern half of Israel, home to a million Israeli civilians, daily face the threat of incoming, indiscriminate rocket and mortar attacks. The terrorists occasionally succeed in killing or injuring civilians, but more often they miss. Evidently there are observers who see this as somehow mitigating the threat, minimizing the danger. They entirely miss the central truth of terrorism: it matters not at all whether their bombs and rockets hit their mark. What's important is that (a) the people on the other side are terrified, their lives disrupted, their society on the defensive or worse; and (b) everyone understands what didn't succeed today is going to succeed tomorrow, or the day after that.

The jihadist terrorists have the resources and the ideological commitment to keep trying day after day after day. And not just in southern Israel.

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