18 August '14..
Some may have viewed Hamas rocket attacks as a case of I fired a rocket in the air and where it lands I do not care, but as most are now aware, a great deal of attention is given to how to inflict maximum casualties and terror on Israel's population, irrespective of age, gender, religion or nationality.
Bearing this in mind, we find the following in the Times of Israel, 18 August '14:
Israel Railways said Sunday it would close its train line between Sderot and Ashkelon until further notice, due to fears that trains could be targeted with anti-tank missiles from the Gaza Strip.In general, the trains had been running through most of this period in spite of the possibility that a barrage of rockets could potentially land in close proximity. if not hit one of the trains. The concern here though is a bit more than that, "due to fears that trains could be targeted with anti-tank missiles". Pretty straight-forward, taking into account the known character of who we are dealing with. Seriously, does anyone have a reasonable doubt about this?
The move was ordered by the Defense Ministry following the recent conflict in Gaza and came following fears of renewed violence there, as a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas was set to end with no signs of a ceasefire deal being reached.
Sderot residents will have to use shuttle service to and from Ashkelon, until such time as the Sderot line is deemed safe.
The Transportation Ministry said it was working to fortify and protect the Sderot-Ashkelon line, which connects the Gaza periphery to central Israel, telling Ynet the issue “is being handled by the relevant bodies.”