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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Raw video: Aftermath of Kassam attack in Ashkelon

The 15 rockets launched at southern Israel are part of a daily ritual that has severely disrupted life for hundreds of thousands of civilians. In this attack, three Israelis were injured in the city of Ashkelon.

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Let's go to the videotape.

Still think it's harmless? Would you want to raise your children under these conditions? How long would you let your government continue to 'negotiate' with the terrorists before taking military action? Is seven years long enough?


At 9:50 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Too long. I'd like Israel's leaders to have their families live in such circumstances and then tell us how much they like it. What infuriates me is the idiots in Jerusalem have endangered Israeli lives by waiting too long to confront Hamas. Has this war been fought earlier, it could have been a lot a shorter with fewer casualties and ironically enough, the international condemnation wouldn't have been as heated. That's my only gripe - now its time to finish the job at hand!

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Naftali2 said...


Are you serious when you say that international condemnation wouldn't be as heated? Take your time and reconsider that thought. I think it would have been worse, and it also would have come from the Bush Administration, saying that Israel is not allowing a democratic process to develop amongst the Gazans.

When it became clear that Gaza was going to be a rocket launching pad, Jerusalem had to figure that they had a large cache of rockets, means to get more rockets, and more weapons. Then the problems of the Hezbollah war had to be fixed, and then intelligence had to be gathered. This intelligence gathering picked up when Hamas attacked Fatah. All of this takes time.

Jerusalem knows it has to fight wars quickly and decisively. That ability doesn't develop overnight.

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


Arik Sharon swore up and down that once Israel was out of Gaza, all the restraints would be off, and the first time a rocket was shot into Israel we would send the IDF in and squash them.

I was skeptical because I knew it would never happen. But given the awful policy of expelling the Jews from Gaza, it would have been the right thing to do as a follow-up.


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