More than one hundred rockets have been fired at the northern Negev by Gaza militants over the past three days.
At right, Lior Ben-Shimon, 5, in hospital in Ashkelon. She was seriously wounded when a rocket hit her neighbor’s home where she was playing.
Missiles once again hit the northern Negev town of Sderot and the Ashkelon region. On Thursday some 40 Kassam rockets were indiscriminately fired on Sderot wounding four people. The IDF is responding hard to these unprovoked attacks, killing dozens of militants, usually caught while in the act of firing rockets into Israel.
The Hamas leadership has been very vociferous in its condemnation of Israel’s response to the Kassam fire, as if to say that Israel originated the arbitrary firing of rockets into Israeli civilian areas. Israel is expected to step up its pressure on the Palestinians in Gaza in response to the attacks, this might include closing the Israel Gaza border completely and cutting off utilities supplied by Israel to the strip.
At left, Shlomit Vakery from Sderot being treated in Ashkelon Hospital for hysteria following a rocket attack on her home.