Monday, August 22, 2011

What Hudna? Gazan Terrorists Continue Rocket Barrages Against Israel

With all the talk about a purported ceasefire or hudna, everyone seems to ignore the fact that the Palestinian terrorists in Gaza haven't stopped firing rockets, mortars, and missiles at Israel. They've fired another dozen missiles at Israel overnight after the so-called ceasefire was called. At least one was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system.

Meanwhile, a terror group calling itself the Jihadi Resistance has claimed responsibility for the Eilat attacks. I doubt the veracity of those claims and it could just as easily be a spinoff group from any of the major terror groups so as to give those groups plausible deniability over responsibility from the attacks - and an attempt to keep Israel from going after the leadership in the way that Israel eliminated key PRC leadership following Thursday's terror attack.

Hamas terror leaders have gone to ground to hide from the prying eyes of Israeli security forces should Israel launch attacks against the Hamas leadership.

Israel remains critical of the Palestinian Authority's public stance on the ongoing terror attacks against Israel. The PA has regularly sought to exploit terror attacks against Israel all while denying any involvment. It pushes for Israel to show restraint in the face of incessant terror attacks, and doesn't bother to criticize fellow Palestinians who are carrying out the attacks.

Moreover, why is Israel being forced to apologize for defending itself against terror attacks. I understand the need to protect the Egypt-Israel peace treaty and its security arrangements, but where are the Palestinian apologies for terrorists carrying out attacks against Israel. There are none.

Two more missiles slammed into the area near the Israeli city of Ashkelon with no casualties reported.
Two Kassam rockets exploded on Monday in open territory in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. No injuries were reported but one of the rockets caused a fire to break out.

The rocket fire comes just hours after Taher a-Nunu, spokesman for the Hamas government, said that the factions in the Gaza Strip and Hamas announced that they are willing to comply to truce, if Israel agrees not to carry out more strikes.

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