Rockets Hit Israel
By Micah Halpern
Saturday December 11, 2010
I've Been Thinking:
A rocket launched from Gaza landed in an open area in Ashkelon yesterday.
An increasing number of rockets have been shot from Gaza these past few weeks. To put it into perspective, fewer rockets are being showered upon Israel now than there were two years ago - resulting Operation Cast Lead, Israel's invasion into Gaza. And what is that diminished number - so far this year, about 205.
Again, putting it in perspective, 205 falling rockets is a lot of rockets.
Israel is responding with air attacks. On Thursday the Israeli air force struck three sites in Gaza.
There is a significant difference between the Israeli and Gazan style of attack. Israel went out on targeted missions with the specific goal of hitting two terrorist training camps and a lone terrorist planning attacks against Israel. Rockets launched by the Palestinians are shots in the dark. The Palestinian objective is to cause as much fear as possible.
Rockets are part of a Palestinian terror plan to generate raw fear in the heart of all Israelis.
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