Friday, November 19, 2010

Barrage of Shelling from Gaza in 24 Hours

The picture above is the result of bombings from Gaza on Sderot, Israel in 2006. This resulted in Operation Cast Lead, when Israel tried to halt the attacks coming from terrorists in Gaza.

About 11 mortar shells (rockets) and one Russian-made longer-range military grade Grad Katyusha rocket were fired from Gaza into Israel in the past 24 hours. This was the highest number in one period for several months. I had just counted a total of seven coming in this month up to yesterday.

They fell in several places; 4 hitting parts of Ashkelon , many falling into the Western Negev region. Four rockets contained white phosphorous, something that is not to be used. Israel is filing a complaint with the UN about this. Salah-al-Din Brigades claim responsibiity.

This happened after the seven attacks that I had counted in this month of November, and just brought about Israel's retaliation of hitting three militant targets in the coastal part of the Gaza Strip. They also struck two targets near the town of Khan Younis in Southern Gaza. One of these was a training camp of the Islamic Jihad militant group.

Two of the targets were smuggling tunnels. They were destroyed. Gazans have been wanting cement. They would use it to build these tunnels.

Mortar fire from Gaza came from the Popular Resistance Committees, a Palestinian militant group. They say this was caused by Israel killing two of their militant leaders of al-Qaeda which is linked to the Army of Islam in Gaza.

Four Gazans were injured in the attack. None were killed. In one case, a person was injured from the building that was hit.

Qassam Rocket Attacks From Gaza in 2010 on this blog yesterday 11/18/2010

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