For the first time since Operation Pillar of Defense in November, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck Israel on Tuesday. There were no injuries.It seems to me that we have absolutely got to stop putting up with this kind of thing.
The rocket fired at Ashkelon was of the advanced Grad type, which can reach up to 80 kilometers (50 miles). The rocket was fired from the Rafah area of the southern Gaza Strip.
It is the first time a rocket has been fired at Israel since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense three months ago. The alarm sirens in Ashkelon did not go off as the rocket was fired. Alon Shuster of the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council told Israel Radio that he demanded that an investigation be launched into why the alert did not sound.
The Fatah military wing, the Al-Aqsa Brigades, claimed responsibility, saying the attack was a response to the "assassination" in prison of Arafat Jaradat. A top official in the Palestinian Authority security apparatus told Israel Hayom that a rocket launch from the Gaza Strip could only have taken place with a "green light" from Hamas.
Would any other sovereign nation allow rocket fire at its citizenry?
Do you think that the United States or China or Russia would put up with this kind of thing for even one moment?
How many children in southern Israel need to get Post Traumatic Stress Disorder before the government of Israel stands up for its people? All throughout last year southern Israel was bombarded by Arab rocketeers and virtually no one outside of Israel gave a damn. Certainly the president of the United States did not care, otherwise he might not have been so quick to save Hamas from Israeli retaliation last November when literally hundreds of rockets were fired into the country.
I am sick to death of the fact that Jews perpetually take it on the chin and the very moment that we stand up for ourselves we are called "fascists" by progressive-left morons.
The Palestinian-Arabs have got stop trying to kill Jews and if they refuse then we need to make them stop.
If they cannot find it within themselves to cease fourteen centuries of violence toward us then we need to compel them to stop while we still have the ability to do so, because, I tell ya, if we refuse to honestly defend ourselves we may, at some point in the not too distant future, lose the ability to do so.