Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gazan Trucker Asks Terrorists Not to Fire Rockets
by Nadene Goldfoot

Abu Shanab asked terrorists not to fire one rocket, knowing that means he and others will suffer economically. The Israel-Hamas truce has not been a peaceful one without rockets raining into Israel. They haven't stopped other terrorists from firing them. 15 rockets and mortars have been fired since June 19. Three mortars were fired on Tuesday, two days ago. This is why Israel cannot open the crossings when they wanted to.

When they have a day of calm, Israel adds more supplies to the basics it ships to Gaza. If a rocket is fired from Gaza into Israel, Israel reseals the border for a day. It's a trade-off. The result is like this: Israel added five truckloads of cows and 200 tons of cement to the basics for Gaza.

Israel feels that the terrorists are using the lull to rearm. Evidence of this is shown when Tuesday, in a Hamas training camp, two militants were killed in an "accident" during an explosion. They also found a shoppng mall was a Hamas front in the West Bank city of Nablus. They ordered it to be shut down.

Israel had shut down the Sufa crossing on Tuesday after a mortar shell hit them, then opened it again after some conversation with Ehud Barak, and then two more mortar shells were fired into Israel, but Sufa was open on Wednesday.

Gazans want more brought into Gaza, but they are doing little to stop shelling into Israel. They complain, but it's all in the hands of the terrorists, and they don't seem to care about the common man there, like Abu.

Reference: Yahoo News: Associated Press Writers Karin Laub and Ibrahim Barzak
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