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Friday, August 19, 2011

Breaking: Grad rocket hits Ashdod; UPDATED WITH VIDEO

One person was seriously injured and another moderately injured when a Grad rocket landed in a yeshiva courtyard in Ashdod on Friday morning. Israel Radio is reporting that the person who was seriously injured suffered from shrapnel wounds in his abdomen.
A number of other people were treated for shock following the attack.

Light damage was caused to the building as a result of the rocket fire.


Earlier on Friday, at least 10 rockets were fired at various targets in the South including Ashkelon and Beersheba.

All of the rockets landed in open territory and no injuries or damage were reported.
This looks like it could escalate. Is Hamas really in control in Gaza and looking the other way to allow rockets to be fired? I would bet on it.

And where was Iron Dome? Probably down the road in Ashkelon.


Reports now say six people were injured and that Iron Dome got all the rockets except the one that hit the yeshiva (some reports say it was a synagogue) in Ashdod.

Let's go to the videotape.

I just came back from my daily Talmud class. The man who sits next to me was supposed to be away for the Sabbath, but he was there today. He told me that they were headed for Ashdod on Thursday, but when they heard about the terror attack near Eilat they turned back. That was probably a good move. It sounds like a rough weekend ahead in the south.

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At 10:00 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Don't hold your breath waiting for an IDF ground operation to happen until Hamas hits Barak's office in the HaKirya in Tel Aviv.

What could go wrong indeed

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norman, No "ground" operations needed.

Israel needs its own arsenal of 10s of 10,000s of easy to make and cheap to keep Katyushas, to fire them on Gazan population centers, killing 100s of people in every barrage.

(Someone in the know says Israel actually has such a stockpile. Think what it means that you've never heard of Israel firing a single such missile into Gaza - not ever).

No sending in troops. No scrambling expensive F16s or Apaches into the air or firing $80,000 at-a-pop missiles. Just hundreds of Israeli Katyushas at a time lobbed onto Gazan target areas, whether in populated locations or not.

Then the Gazans can make a better decision whether they want to continue this game.

Everything else is a waste of time, life and money.

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shy Guy, I can feel your frustration in your words and fully understand it. I pray [make that beg] that G-d continue to protect Israel.


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