How many enemy rockets were fired into your country this week?

If your answer is “None”, then:

  • You’re not a citizen of Israel.
  • You may actually take the Israel section of The Guardian seriously.

This is cross posted by the blog, This Ongoing War:

Far, far from the attentions of the analysts and the reporters and the photographers and the editors and sub-editors, some 30 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel from Gaza in this past week.

The intentions of the jihad-minded terrorists are to wreak injury and damage, and very fortunately those intentions were barely fulfilled: a teenage girl was injured Tuesday in a Qassam rocket attack on Kibbutz Zikim in the Ashkelon Beach area (don’t feel bad if you were not aware – almost no one is, thanks to the minimalistic reportage). That missile exploded in an open field near a kindergarten, causing two other people to be treated for shock and damaging and damaging a number of buildings in the area.

The outcome could easily have been unthinkably worse. The jihadists aim to sow fear and insecurity. And in this they succeeded this week, as they always do.

Traveling outside of Israel this has meant we have not been updating this blog as often as circumstances justify. Hope to get back on track in the next day or two.


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