The hungry and hopeless Palestinians have been driven by the cruel and heartless Israelis to do it again:
Palestinian gunmen fired Saturday evening a Qassam rocket from the northern Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory. The rocket directly hit a house in Sderot. Magen David Adom teams are treating two people wounded by shrapnel and seven others suffering from shock. The rocket landed after the Red Dawn alert system was activated.
A few hours after this initial attack, another Qassam rocket was fired by Palestinian gunmen in the northern Gaza Strip. The rocket landed next to the city of Sderot, but the explosion was heard throughout the city. No one was injured.
The Sderot Municipality issued the following statement after the strike: “In wake of the Qassam attack this evening, Mayor Eli Moyal and the municipality’s management decided not to comment on the severity of the strike, and will leave this to the prime minister and defense minister, who claim that the Qassam firing leads to whining.”
That may be the best line from a politician I’ve ever heard.
You may wonder how these people who aren’t even drawing a salary can afford such extravagant toys.
The kindness of strangers:
Four Egyptian policemen and five Palestinians have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle ammunition and hand grenades into the Gaza Strip, security officials said Saturday.
A local Bedouin was also detained with the group Friday in the northern town of El Arish, on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. The policemen were handing over the weapons to the Palestinians, when Egyptian authorities interrupted the deal and arrested them, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
The ammunition was stolen from Egyptian stockpiles, while the grenades were provided by local Bedouin, the officials said. The plan was to smuggle the weapons into Gaza through tunnels or through the Rafah border crossing, the officials added.
Israel pulled out of Gaza last year, turning control of the coastal strip’s borders over to Palestinian and Egyptian officials. Since then, Israel has said smuggling of weapons and explosives across the Egypt-Gaza border has increased considerably.
Would that be the same Rafah border crossing over which Israel takes so much grief when they close it for terror warnings, and which European monitors are next to useless in actually monitoring?