Saturday, February 25, 2012

25-Feb-12: New week, new rocket attacks on southern Israel tonight [UPDATED]

The Sabbath is barely over and we have the first incoming Gazan Palestinian Arab rocket of the week. A Ynet report of half an hour ago says a Qassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open area of the Ashkelon Coast region. No injuries or damages are reported so far.

We're still collecting information about Friday night: the IDF Spokesperson's Unit filed a note saying there were five overnight rockets into southern Israel from the terrorist-infested Gaza Strip. More details when we know them.

UPDATE Saturday 10 pm Israel time: There's another attack in the past few minutes. Ynet reports a second rocket this evening, again exploding in the Ashkelon Coast region (where, the IDF points out, some 13,500 people live). Initial reports say no injuries, no property damage - but this is a lottery, and relying on the odds of no damage, no injury next time - and of course there is going to be a next time - is not a policy upon which a self-respecting government under terrorist attack can rely. We can expect military measures from the Israeli forces in the coming hours.

UPDATE Saturday 11:30 pm Israel time: Ynet says yet another Gazan Qassam rocket crashed into an open area of the Eshkol region in the past hour. No injuries or damage are reported so far.

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