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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Rocket rain

The rockets continue to rain down on northern Israel, with more than 160 landing today. Additionally, two houses in Kiryat Shmona sustained direct hits from mortar shells launched out of Lebanon early tonight. The homes were damaged, but there were no immediate reports of anyone wounded. Speaking of Kiryat Shmona, 10,000 residents are to be temporarily evacuated to Tel Aviv. I can't wait to see what happens the first time they see an anti-war demonstration there.

Tsfat (Safed), Akko (Acre), Nahariya, and Ma'alot were also all hit today.

The JPost has some statistics for those who have been wondering:
Since the fighting in the North began 28 days ago, 3,200 rockets have landed on Israeli soil, police summarized on Tuesday.

In total, 750 of the rockets landed within city boundaries, while the rest hit open areas.

In all, rockets have killed 49 people, and 75 of the wounded are still being hospitalized.
The IDF has to keep fighting - they could keep shooting rockets for the next six months at this rate.

1 Comments:

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Dave in Pa said...

"...Speaking of Kiryat Shmona, 10,000 residents are to be temporarily evacuated to Tel Aviv. I can't wait to see what happens the first time they see an anti-war demonstration there."

Indeed. Were I one of those evacuees, I'd feel the same rage I do when I see street-bum-looking protestors burning an American flag. I expect it'll take a heavy police presence to keep those "peace activists" from getting beaten up.

And if I were an Israeli policeman, I don't know that I could bring myself to arrest an evacuee in those circumstances.

 

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