Thursday, October 27, 2011

27-Oct-11: Dealing with terrorists produces - not surprisingly - additional terrorist attacks

Under the heading "Calm shattered in south as Grad rocket lands near Ashdod", Ynet reported in the last few hours this extremely unwelcome news:
A Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night landed in an open territory in the Be'er Tuvia Regional Council between Ashdod and Gedera. According to Magen David Adom, several people suffered shock.
This is the first terrorist rocket attack from Hamas-controlled Gaza since the Murderers-for-Gilad-Shalit transaction of last week. Incoming-missile sirens were sounded, to the horror of local residents, in Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Nes Ziona and Rehovot - all of them southern suburbs of Tel Aviv. Rehovot has not previously heard the sounds of Code Red; it's unlikely to be the last such occurrence. No Iron Dome anti-missile-attack batteries are currently deployed in the region.

UPDATE Thursday afternoon: JPost reports there were in fact three incoming rockets last night, all fired at Israeli civilians around midnight.

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