Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hamas attacks Israel on Yom Hatzmaut

As Israel celebrates the 59th year of her modern independence today, they were reminded of how fragile their future really is as Hamas declared the bogus "ceasefire" over and fired a barrage or mortar and rockets into Israel from northern Gaza launchpads where Jewish homes used to stand.

Ynet News - Hamas gunmen fired a barrage of rockets and mortar shells at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, security officials said.

Hamas's military wing, the Izz el-Din al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that a five-month ceasefire with Israel along the Gaza border "no longer exists," the French news agency AFP reported. A statement issued by the brigades in Gaza City said the attack was in response to "Israel's crimes in the West Bank."

The army and the police said ten Qassam rockets and over a dozen mortar shells landed in open fields in the western Negev.

No injuries were reported but police said damage to property has been reported by residents of an unidentified community. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert consulted a number of his military advisors about a possible response to the attack.

A Qassam rocket hit a house in the southern city of Sderot on Saturday evening, leaving six people in need of treatment for shock. Two other rockets landed in open fields outside the city.

It's safe to say Olmert will respond as he always does, declaring Israel will offer more "far-reaching, painful concessions" to the vermin in an effort to promote peace. His being the Prime Minister is the very embodiment of what is wrong with Israel



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