Violence continued to escalate on the Gaza front over the weekend after a number of Kassam rockets were fired into Israel, hitting open fields in the western Negev.
Since Thursday, 10 mortar shells and at least five rockets, including a Katyusha, have been fired into Israel, the most in such a short span since Operation Cast Lead ended last year.
On Saturday, three rockets hit open fields in the Sha’ar Hanegev region. No injuries or damage were reported. On Thursday night, for the first time since Cast Lead, a Katyusha rocket landed in an open field south of Ashkelon.
In response to the attack on Ashkelon, the IAF bombed a number of targets throughout the Gaza Strip, Palestinians said that three men were killed in a smuggling tunnel that was bombed along the Gaza-Egypt border. J’Post
Masked Islamic Jihad terrorists prepare Kassam rockets for launch.
Photo: AP [file]
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67% of Israeli Jews want new Operation Cast Lead
Ehud Olmert should have cleaned up Gaza last year while he had the chance. This is from aÂ survey of 510 Israeli Jews that was released on Friday.
Haaretz reports that the Israeli government has agreed toÂ compensate the United Nationsfor damages sustained to its buildings while they were being used by terrorists to hide out during Operation Cast Lead.
“Israel is dogs. We will strike again — heil, Hitler,”
The Mumbai Chabad House, at which six Jews including Chabad emissary Rabbi Gavriel Holzberg (pictured) and his wife Rivka HY”D (may God avenge their blood) were murdered last year, has beenÂ threatened by terroristsagain.
Wow, how stupid does this administration think we are??? Â Â Â Sun-Times/Jawa Report
Islamic Jihad organisations that already had infiltrated countries in Africa and South America intended doing the same in the Balkans, through similar methods including huge transfers of funds and the establishment of cells, Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said.
Lieberman was speaking after meeting visiting Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski on January 5 2009.
Intelligence services had evidence that Islamic terrorist organisations were already recruiting in the Balkans, Lieberman said, according to Israeli media reports.
Islamic and Saudi charities were continuously transferring funds to Muslims of Bosnian and Albanian origin, the Jerusalem Post reported him as saying.
Part of the evidence for infiltration in Africa was that two recent attempted crimes, the bid to blow up an aircraft travelling from Amsterdam to Detroit, and an attempt to murder Danish caricaturist Kurt Westergaard, had involved people from Nigeria and Kenya, Lieberman said.
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