Thursday, March 21, 2013

Surprise! Rockets fired at Israelis as media focuses attention elsewhere

Sderot: Target of this morning's rocket attack
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This Ongoing War..
21 March '13..

You don't need to be a political analyst to understand the phenomenon about which we wrote here ["20-Mar-13: If a firebomb hits a bus far from anyone important, did it happen?"] yesterday:

The arrival of US president Barack Obama in Israel is triggering an increased level of terror-centred activity by the local Palestinian Arabs, as we have noted here, here, here and here (for instance) in the past three weeks.

Ninety minutes drive from where tens of thousands of Israeli police are deployed on the streets of Jerusalem and from the security measures that are in place to protect the visiting head of the United States, a lethal attack on Israelis was mounted this morning by the terrorist forces deployed against this country from the south. At least one home took a direct hit. Fortunately there are no injuries.

Some will call the attack "symbolic" (as some of the most prominent news channels have in the past), but that certainly will not include the people at whom the rockets are aimed.

From Ynet an hour ago

Five Qassam rockets were fired at southern Israel from Gaza on Thursday morning, on the second day of US President Barack Obama's visit to the Middle East.

[The] Color Red alert sounded in the city of Sderot at around 7:15 am, followed by additional air raid sirens, one of them in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council.


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