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Friday, February 8, 2008

22 Kassam rockets strike Negev, Sderot in Israel

Israel is still under attack from Islamists:

The barrage of Kassam rockets on the western Negev continued on Friday, with Palestinian gunmen claiming responsibility for eight out of the 22 rockets which have hit Israel since early morning.

The Salah-a-Din faction, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, claimed responsibility for three Kassam rockets, and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the rest.

Israeli security forces have reported at least 22 rocket strikes on Friday, with at least 12 landing in Sderot, five landing south of Ashkelon, and one striking a green house in the western Negev.

Source: Jerusalem Post

View yesterday's news report from Israel.

And here is a video filmed by a resident during a Qassam missile attack last June:

I notice the rocket attacks have resumed now that Paleostinians have been able to travel from Egypt into Gaza once again.
My heart goes out to the Israeli people. We face the same enemy as Israel does, and they would attack us in the same manner if they could.

Here is a charity I recommend for those who wish to help Israelis, both Arab and Jew, the American Friends of Magen Adom. I hope to return someday to volunteer with them again. I would love to blog about what really happens when these magnificent people are under attack.

Here is another video to give you a little flavor of the Israeli response:

**update** 8.59am
And, according to this video, there were some remote, or timer, control Qassams found yesterday by the IDF.