IDF Targets Rocket Squad in Northern Gaza as Barrages Go On


israel-rocket-attack1Israel Air Force warplanes hit the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip today, in Israel’s first military response in 24 hours to sustained rocket fire on its southern communities.

The latest round of violence began Thursday, when nine people were killed in southern Israel during a series of terror attacks whose perpetrators Israel believes entered viwa Sinai but originated in the Gaza Strip.

Israel had implemented a 24-hour break in strikes on Gaza, the source of the rocket fire, in order to give the tense situation a chance to calm, and to allow the political echelon a chance to coordinate with Egypt.

Nine rockets and a barrage of mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel over the course of Saturday night and Sunday morning. The Iron Dome ballistic missile defense system successfully shot down one rocket aimed at Be’er Sheva and another three targeting the city of Ashkelon.

At least three rockets were fired at Be’er Sheva on Sunday morning, one of which struck a school building in the city. There were no casualties in that attack, as students are currently on summer break. Another six rockets were fired at Ashkelon, and a barrage of mortar shells were launched toward other communities along the Gaza border.

Members of Knesset from Israel’s leading opposition party, Kadima, urged the cabinet on Sunday to launch a military campaign in the Gaza Strip, in light of the ongoing barrage of rockets.

{Haaretz/ Newscenter}


  1. It seems that Kadima changed its left wing approach. I wonder why? Is it perhaps because as the Gmara says in Masechet Soita that the Dor of ikvisa dimshicha will be like a dog whose master follows whatever the dog’s wishes are? I mean Kadima is left leaning, and believes that we have a partner on the Palestinian side, including Hamas and so we are not supposed to support a military skirmish. I guess if polls are against you, and you appear to be ultra left wing, including anti charedi. You go to be minachem uvel mishpachas abu chatsira after the murder. And then you change your political approach to the Palestinians. Is this a long term approach? Or perhaps as Former Prime Minister Olmert once said, he would put on a shtraimel if this would get him elected!