Friday, December 09, 2011

9-Dec-11: Incoming rockets: seven overnight (and more in daylight)

Smoke trails emanating from Gaza: More
terrorist rockets en route to any possible Israeli target,
preferably civilian, within reach [Image Source]
JPost says the overnight attacks from Gaza totalled seven rockets. The first two rockets were fired at 8:10 p.m., as we reported earlier, and struck open areas in the western Negev. Bomb squad units were surveying the scene to locate them. A third exploded around the same time in the Eshkol Regional Council, also in an open area. One Grad-type rocket ("at least") was fired at Beersheba, landing outside the city limits. Two more rockets crashed to earth south of Ashkelon shortly before midnight. In total, seven rockets: fortunately no casualties or damage are reported but as we have noted here many times, that was not the intention of the terrorists who are motivated by visions of wreaking death and destruction among ordinary Israelis and the society we are building here. Women, children, kindergartens, school buses, hospitals, power stations, private cars, greenhouses, milksheds. They could not care less - it's all the same, so long as it hurts the Jews. That's what makes them terrorists.

UDATE Friday 9:30 am: Ynet: The Color Red rocket alert system was activated after a Qassam rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza. Shortly after, a Qassam rocket landed in an open field in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage was reported.

UPDATE Friday 1:00 pm: Two more Gazan terrorist rockets crashed into southern Israel, in the Southern Ashkelon Coast region, in the last 40 minutes. No reports of injuries or property damage.

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