Monday, December 17, 2012

Lies, Damned Lies and Rockets

What are children good for? The rocket-rich thugs of Hamas have an answer.
A Palestinian Arab child dressed in military garb carries a pretend missile
as he shakes hands with Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal during 25th anniversary
rally marking the creation of the Hamas terrorist organization, Gaza City,
December 8, 2012 
[Image Source: Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters]    
Frimet/Arnold Roth..
This Ongoing War..
16 December '12..

Over at his blog, Challah Hu Akbar asks:

Thus far in December, there have been no rockets or mortars fired from Gaza into Israel. Will this be the first month in 5 plus years without a rocket or mortar being fired from Gaza into Israel?

He points out that we need to reach all the way back to 2007 for a month in which no rockets or mortars were fired into Israel from the armed-to-the-teeth Hamas enclave, the Gaza Strip.

Does this indicate better, safer times ahead? No, not if we consider the very latest opinion poll data released by the Ramallah-based Arab World for Research & Development (AWRAD) yesterday.

For this survey, 1,200 Palestinians were interviewed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. All socioeconomic groups were represented in the poll... The margin of error in this poll is plus or minus 3 percent.

The findings that seem of greatest significance to us do not appear in AWRAD's own summary. You need to dig into the report itself to get to them. Referring to the November 2012 battles in and around Gaza:


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