Thursday, March 15, 2012

15-Mar-12: The terrorists are firing their rockets into southern Israel again tonight

Iron Dome battery, Ashdod 
It's a very unpleasant Thursday night for the citizens of southern Israel. So far, in the hours since sunset, there have been three rocket attacks that we know about. Around 8:40 pm, a long-range and highly lethal GRAD rocket on its way to certain impact in the streets of the battered city of Ashdod was intercepted and destroyed in mid-air by the Israeli Iron Dome counter-missile system.

The people of Ashdod, including members of our family, are exhausted and angry and wondering why an army that has the capacity to inflict devastating damage to the territory from which rockets continue, despite a ceasefire, continues to restrain its responses and to absorb rocket after rocket.

Around 9:20 pm, another rocket struck the Hof Ashkelon region and exploded. And about ten minutes ago, another rocket crashed into an unidentified place in Israel's western Negev region. Too early to know if we escaped harm and damage again - we expect to know more in the coming hour.

Worth noting that earlier in the day, a Qassam rocket exploded near Ofakim, several hundred meters from a school where classes were taking place Thursday morning. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

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