Gaza: Islamic Terrorists Launch At Least 46 Rockets And Mortars Against Southern Israel In Past 24 Hours
Islamists in Gaza are putting on a bold face in light of the Muslim Brotherhood’s declared victory in Egypt this past weekend. If Israel does not exact a crippling response to these terror attacks, this could end up becoming a taste of what is to come …
One of the officers was seriously injured when the rocket directly struck a building in the Ashkelon Coast region. Three others were lightly injured. Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the injured to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.
The seriously injured officer suffered shrapnel wounds to his legs.
A total of 46 rockets and mortar shells pounded southern Israel on Tuesday, in one of the worst days of violence in months. Israel was expected to escalate its response and Defense Minister Ehud Barak held security consultations late Tuesday night to review various options
36 fell in the Negev region and 10 exploded in the Lachish area. Police bomb squads spent the day searching for rocket impact areas to recover the projectiles’ remains. No one was hurt in the attacks but residents in the Ashkelon and Sdot Negev regions were ordered to stay close to bomb shelters throughout the day.
Israel was particularly concerned with the increase in rocket fire but particularly with Hamas’s declared involvement in the attacks, a clear break from its earlier policy not to attack Israel as was demonstrated during the last round of violence with Islamic Jihad in March.” Read more.