Monday, September 13, 2010

Religious holyday or not, more rockets fired on Israel

by Arnold/Frimet Roth

With Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) and the Sabbath which followed it just behind us, we have some catching up to do for the three days of non-blogging. And as usual, we find we're reporting on attacks on Israel that go largely unreported in the conventional news media - as if such attacks are trivialities, hardly worth the editorial effort.

Wednesday, the eve of Jewish new year, the jihadists of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip lobbed a mortar shell into Israel. It landed and exploded between two adjacent kindergarten buildings on the grounds of the kibbutzim that are within firing distance of Gaza. Fortunately no injures were reported in that attack, but there was damage to one of the kindergarten structures. Ynet pointed out that kindergartens on this kibbutz are normally open and filled with toddlers on Fridays and on holiday eves. This time, thank heavens, the incoming mortar was fired about 30 minutes before the children were due to arrive.

It's somehow underappreciated that hitting a kindergarten would be a major achievement in the perverted value-system of the terrorists - a victory, a success.

On Thursday, the first day of the two-day New Year festival, two Qassam rockets were fired from by Gaza-based jihadists. Both landed in open spaces, one within the precincts of the Shaar Hanegev regional council (Israeli sources avoid identifying the site of rocket landings to avoid providing any usable feedback to the Gazan thugs and their political masters). Again, no injuries or damage were reported in either case. But this was not the intention of the terrorists.

Arnold/Frimet Roth

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