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Monday, June 24, 2013

IAF strikes back after rocket launches

The IAF struck four terror targets in Gaza after six rockets hit southern Israel overnight.
The air strikes came as retaliation for six rockets that were fired from Gaza into the South late Sunday night. Four rockets were fired towards the Bnei Shimon council area and Netivot. The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted two rockets fired towards the Ashkelon Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.
As a result of the rocket fire, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon also ordered the closing of the Kerem Shalom and Erez border crossings between Israel and Gaza for the transport of commercial goods.
"Code Red" sirens were heard in the regional councils of Rahat, Netivot, Bnei Shimon and Lahavim.
The rockets are thought to have been fired by Islamic Jihad but no organization has taken credit for the attack yet.
The rockets have shattered a lengthy period of calm enjoyed by civilians in southern Israel.
I meant to say this when I posted about David's Sling last night. The problem with all these anti-missile systems is that they make us think that we're invincible and that therefore we don't need a given piece of territory and can give it up for 'peace.' It's just not so. First, the 100% accurate anti-missile system has yet to be invented. And second, even if the anti-missile system is 100% accurate, no one rational will take the chance of being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Your life isn't really your life when you're constantly worried about rocket alarms going off.

Is this how you'd want to live?

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At 4:09 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

The problem with Iron Dome is that pure defense isn't a strategic option. It should be modified or enhanced to instantly fire a second missile at the launch site of the incoming rocket wherever that is.


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