An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Senior Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip Khaled al-Tash said that his terrorist group is ready to make moves to calm the situation in the Strip but that things could evolve if “Zionist aggression” continues, Israel Radio reported Thursday.
The statement came as rockets exploded deeper and deeper into Israel, striking north of Ashdod near Yavne on Thursday, for the first time since Operation Cast Lead in 2009.
Let’s see if I’ve got this right….terrorists MURDER 5 family members, including 3 small children, decapitating a 3 month old baby. Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claims responsibility. Israel retaliates by refusing to be victims.
Rockets attacks….just THIS month:
March 3 During the night, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a projectile at the Sdot Negev Regional Council.
March 4 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two Qassam rockets at Israel.
March 5 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at an unspecified site in the western Negev.
March 9 After nightfall, a Qassam rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip landed in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council.
March 18 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets at Israel.
March 19 During the night, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired fifty mortars on Israeli towns, these attacks resulted in two wounded.
March 23 At 5:30 am, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip launched a Grad missile at Beersheba. Four hours later, Palestinians fired another Grad missile at Beersheba. Later, Palestinians fired at least five mortar shells at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip.
March 24 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired twelve projectiles at Israeli towns throughout the day, reaching deep into the country. During the night, Palestinians fired a Qassam rocket at the western Negev. In the morning, Palestinians fired a second Qassam rocket which landed in an open area south of Ashkelon. Shortly before 11 am, a third Palestinian rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council. Around 12:15 pm, a fourth Palestinian Qassam rocket landed in an open area in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. Just before 2 pm, Palestinians fired a fifth rocket at the Eshkol Regional Council. A rocket was fired at Ashdod. In the afternoon, a rocket landed in Sderot.
Who is the ‘aggressor’? Uh huh. That’s what I thought.
At a press conference in Gaza on Thursday, Tash claimed that Israel was responsible for the current escalation and that if it “stops its aggression,” the terror organization would respect understandings reached after Operation Cast Lead not to fire missiles into Israeli territory.
You’ll excuse me if I find this statement less that credible. I’ll be perfectly honest! I find it absolutely amazing that Israel has as much patience as she does. Given the constant attack on her citizens, I don’t understand why they haven’t just gone ahead and done some serious carpet bombing!