The city's residents have paid a considerable price for their decision to remain in place. Though it was never part of either the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (which illegally occupied most of the West Bank until 1967 after conquering it during the 1948-49 war it waged against the nascent State of Israel) nor any Palestinian Arab state, pre-state, quasi state or other Arab political invention, Gazan terror rocket attacks on the city have [Wikipedia] killed 13 Israelis, wounded dozens, caused millions of dollars in damage and profoundly disrupted daily life. The constant rocket sirens and explosions have caused severe psychological trauma in some residents
Quoting the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Aharonoth, INN says residents of the area heard an explosion after the sirens. A search by IDF forces for the point of impact found that tonight's rocket fell in open territory, causing neither injuries nor serious damage.
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Abu Zuhri said Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu "will regret his actions against the organization and the Palestinian people".
Sami Abu Zuhri has some history. We quoted him in previous blog postings including these:
- 7-Feb-08:"Expect wave of terror attacks in Israel": He defended a Dimona terror attack and the murder of a 73-year-old Israeli woman with this justification: "There is no choice, no option for our people, but to resist the occupation and defend themselves by all possible means".
- 12-Mar-11: Babies stabbed to death in their beds: Responding to the cold-blooded murders of five members of the Fogel family in the community of Itamar, Abu Zuhri said: "We in the Hamas completely support the resistance against settlers who murder and use crime and terror against the Palestinian people under the auspices of the Israeli occupation soldiers."
- 16-Oct-13: That massive Hamas terror tunnel? A non-issue: When Israel announced it had found, and destroyed, a massive tunnel running from Gaza to Israel and consuming monumental quantities of building materials, Abu Zuhri said Israel had "exaggerated a non-issue simply because the Israeli occupation wants to find a reason to tighten the already strict siege on Gaza"