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Saturday, March 01, 2008

40 rockets hit southern Israel - 12 in Ashkelon

Shavua tov - a good week to everyone.

Some forty rockets hit southern Israel over the course of the Sabbath, twelve of them in Ashkelon which isn't quite as far from MyBackYard as Sderot is (Ashkelon has a larger percentage of Ashkenazim and middle class Jews than Sderot has). Six civilians were wounded. Will this push the government to actually do something?
Six civilians were wounded in two separate incidents Saturday as Palestinian terrorists launched over 40 rockets at southern Israel on Saturday alone.

One person was moderately wounded and two lightly as a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit Ashkelon's marina late in the afternoon. Several others at the scene were treated for shock. All of the wounded were evacuated by rescue teams to Barzilai Hospital in the city.

Earlier, three more people, two of them children, were lightly and moderately wounded when a Grad-type Katyusha rocket smashed into the town.

Five IDF troops were also wounded during operations in the Gaza Strip during the day. One soldier is said to be suffering moderate wounds.

At least 12 rockets hit in or around Ashkelon since early Saturday, and at least 13 Kassam rockets hit open areas around Sderot. Collective reports indicate that approximately 45 rockets have hit Israel during the day.

One of the rockets hit a house in Ashkelon, causing its residents to suffer from shock.

A third rocket hit a parked car, which subsequently burst into flames.

There were no reports of damage or casualties from the Sderot barrages.
People tend to treat 'shock' lightly, but there was an interview with the country's biggest specialist in psychological traumas on Israel Radio on Friday morning. He said that there are some 2000 people in Sderot who have suffered such serious 'shock' that it is unlikely that they will ever be able to function as normal human beings again.

Too bad Ehud K. Olmert doesn't live in Sderot or Ashkelon. Then maybe he would do something about it. If he didn't flee to France first.


At 4:36 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The government won't do anything til there's a massacre of Jews and the public outcry is so great its forced to do something to get the heat off it. Its first concern is its political survival. The welfare of the Jewish State comes second.


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