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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fortunately, they landed on their side this time

And here we go again... Hamas launched three rockets at southern Israel this morning. Fortunately, this time they all landed on the Gaza side of the fence.
The rocket attack marks the first time Palestinian terrorists in Gaza have attempted to strike Israel for nearly two months.
No damage or injuries were reported.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) ordered the closure of the Kerem Shalom border crossing between Gaza and Israel.
About 20 rockets have been fired by militant groups this year. Several rockets were fired during US President Barack Obama’s visit in March.
The rocket fire broke a months-long period during which the Hamas regime in Gaza restrained elements in the coastal enclave, bringing about quiet. Since Operation Pillar of Defense in November, there have been few incidents of rocket fire.
The London-based pan-Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported last month that Hamas is actually trying to stop the rocket fire. 
Last month, the London-based Arab language daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported that Hamas replaced policemen at the Gaza Strip border areas with fighters from its Kassam Brigades in an effort to stop rocket fire at southern Israel.
The paper quoted a Palestinian source as saying that Israel passed messages to Hamas through Egyptian mediators threatening to launch another large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip if the rocket fire didn't stop.
Hamas's Kassam Brigades have set up fixed and mobile roadblocks and have begun searching cars in areas near the border. They were also deployed to areas further away from the border that were used in the past to fire rockets at Israel, the Palestinian source told Asharq Al-Awsat.
What could go wrong?

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