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Friday, July 04, 2014

The 'cease fire' is over

In Sderot, on Thursday morning, a tragedy was narrowly averted at the Jorno family home.
The family emerged only in the morning, when it seemed like safety had returned to their small southern city of Sderot.
But the morning calm, as the summer heat settled in, turned out to only be a temporary lull.
Tami’s son, Uri, 4, was watching Sami, the fireman on a television screen in the living room, while her daughter, Daniella, 5, sat with her in the kitchen looking at a video on an Iphone, when the Code Red siren wailed once more.
“We didn’t waste a second,” Tami said, as she sat on her porch in the afternoon and described the attack to The Jerusalem Post.
“I called out Uri, run quickly, there is a warning siren!” recalled Tami.
She explained that “sometimes when they [her children] are watching television, they don’t hear the siren.”
In spite of their young age, experience has taught them to race to the safe room.
They made it there on Thursday just before a rocket tore into Tami’s upstairs bedroom, two floors above.
“There were two explosions, one that seemed distant and one that was so strong, that I was certain it had hit the house or fallen just outside,” said Tami.
A small, slim woman, with light brown hair that is pulled back into a pony tail, she is calm as she talks.
But when she emerged from the safe room after the rocket hit, she was shaking.
“I burst into tears from the fear,” she said as it became clear to her how narrowly her life and that of her children were spared.
“If we hadn’t made it into the safe room, I don’t know what would have happened,” she said.
Attacks like the one that hit the Jorno home on Friday - and not the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers - are why the IAF is currently blasting Gaza.  
Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft struck three terrorist targets in southern Gaza on Friday evening, the IDF said in a statement.
The airstrikes came after terrorists from Gaza fired 17 rockets towards southern Israel throughout the day, of which eight were fired in the afternoon hours.
“The IDF is prepared to defend the citizens of Israel from any threat and will continue to act decisively and as long as necessary until quiet is restored,” said the statement, which added that Hamas was directly responsible for the rocket fire.
And for those of you wondering why Iron Dome isn't shooting down all those rockets....
Of the eight Kassam rockets fired towards Israel during the course of Friday afternoon, two were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system over the city of Ofakim.
Two rockets exploded in open areas near Netivot and there were also explosions in open areas in Kerem Shalom, in the Eshkol Regional Council and the Merhavim Regional Council. One rocket caused minor damage in a kibbutz in the Eshkol region.
Something tells me that the Jorno's aren't particularly comforted by that. And they should not be. Sderot is too close to Gaza for Iron Dome to be effective there.

The 'cease fire' - which was supposed to come into effect on Thursday night - was negotiated by Egypt at the request of 'Moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen. Israel should let all hell break loose now. It is long past time for Hamas to be destroyed.

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At 1:09 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

There was a cease-fire?


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