Monday, June 30, 2014

30-Jun-14: In Gaza, doing more of what they know best to do - fire rockets indiscriminately across the fence

It continues to be a violent day on Israel's southern front with the Hamas regime (now in a formal sense, the united PA/Hamas regime):
  • Ynet, quoting official assessments, estimates that 14 rockets, give or take, were fired during Sunday night and early Monday morning. Most exploded in open areas of the Eshkol region.
  • Around 7 this morning, a barrage of ten rockets was fired into Eshkol. All exploded in open areas, causing neither damage nor injuries. 
  • At 7:30, at least one more rocket was fired.
  • Around 8:30, yet another exploded in the Sdot Negev region, this time inside one of its residential communities (no names are being supplied for reasons of security), with damage caused to one of the buildings.
  • Shortly after, another rocket exploded in the same region. 
  • A Times of Israel report quotes officials saying this latest escalation is being executed openly and for 'credit' by Hamas. In recent years, they have preferred to allow other terrorist organizations to front for the rocket activity for reasons which make sense in terms of how many foreign countries relate to what they pretend is Hamas policy. That little game appears to have been abandoned for now, though the other little game - that Hamas and Fatah/PA/PLO are now united - goes on.
In total, according to AP, damage has been caused today to two Israeli homes in Israel, and two Israelis have been treated in hospital for shock, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. AP goes on to quote an IDF source saying about 40 rockets have landed in Israel since three Israeli teens "went missing earlier this month", a reference to the abduction by Palestinian Arab terrorists of Eyal Yifrach, 19; Gil-ad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Frenkel, 16. It adds this:
Rockets fired from Gaza -- most of which are crude, makeshift devices -- rarely cause casualties or major damage, but sow fear in Israeli communities near the border.
If any of our readers work for AP or know someone who does, can you please refer them to the photographs we posted here?

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