Islamic Jihad threatens escalation in the next few hours; UPDATE: 1 DEAD
Israel Radio reports (11:00 pm) that Islamic Jihad is threatening that Saturday night’s rocket fire is only the beginning, and that they will escalate in the next few hours. Four Israelis have been hurt thus far, one moderately to seriously, one moderately and two lightly.
Note, five rockets in nine seconds, which is why Iron Dome is ineffective (we saw that during the summer).
There wereÂ two rounds of rocket fire. One around 5:00 this afternoon and one around 7:00 this evening.
Twenty rocketsÂ have been fired.
UPDATE SUNDAY 12:00 AM
As Shy Guy notes in the comments and Israel Radio has just reported, 55-year old Moshe Ami of Ashkelon has died from a shrapnel wound in his midsection, which he sustained while getting out of his car to seek cover when the alarm went off in Ashkelon this evening. Â (Carl in J’lem)
IDF Exports 5 Islamic Jihad Mugs to the Virgins
Saudi prince raises offer to kidnap IDF soldier
Earlier this week, I reported on a Saudi cleric who offered a $100,000 reward forÂ kidnapping an IDF soldier. Now, a Saudi prince, Khaled Ibn Talal, has added $900,000 to the offer making it Â $1,000,000.
“Al-Qarni offered $100,000 to whoever abducts (an Israeli soldier) and I say to him â€“ I sympathize with you and am offering $900,000 to put the figure at $1 million,” he said.
Prince Khaled is the third son of Prince Talal bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi King’s brother.
The prince made the offer in an interview with Saudi television on Saturday. Those crickets you hear chirping in the background are the world’s reaction to this disgusting individual.
I wonder what the Mossad is up to these days.
As many asÂ 37 peopleÂ have been killedÂ when security forces opened fire at demonstrators on Friday, Al Arabiya reported citing Syrian activists as protesters called for nationwide rallies to demand the imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria to protect civilians.
FromÂ CNNÂ Thursday:
Three children were amongÂ 25 people reported killedÂ Thursday in Syria, an opposition group reported, in the apparent latest round of violence to rattle the turbulent Middle Eastern nation.
FromÂ APÂ Monday:
Syrian security forces killed at leastÂ six people in the restive central city of Homs on Monday, while government troops clashed with gunmen believed to be defectors from the military in several parts of the country, killing five including a Syrian soldier, activists said.
I wonder when the Occupy Wall Street people will add this to their ever-growing, amorphous list of issues.