Sderot, Israel Blasted By Gaza Rocket Attacks
As Confederate Yankee reported earlier, the attacks on Sderot Israel are not getting much media attention, but over 80 Qassam rockets have been fired on the town in the past three days.
A local woman, shocked by rocket attack, cries, in the southern border town Sderot, Israel, on Friday, May 18, 2007. At least two Qassam rockets fired by Palestinian militants hit Sderot Friday morning, damaging two houses and wounding at least three residents. Local residents have begun evacuating from Sderot, a city which is situated in the western Negev just a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip and has become the target of Palestinian rocket attacks since 2001. (Xinhua/WpN)
Finally Israel was forced to respond to the attacks.
The Israel Defense Forces released the following information yesterday on the aerial attacks on Gaza in response to the continued rocket attacks on the village of Sderot:
Press Officer, Embassy of Israel
May 17th, 2007
IDF SPOKESPERSON ANNOUNCEMENT
Summary of events in the Gaza Strip today
Following continuous launchings of rockets into Israel and other terrorist activities executed by Hamas and other terror organizations, the IDF carried out during the day four aerial attacks against terrorists in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip:
** A Hamas terrorist headquarters
** A vehicle carrying a Hamas terrorist cell responsible for manufacturing and delivering weaponry
** A structure used by Hamas terrorists
** A Palestinian terrorist, immediately after launching rockets into Israel
Additionally, the IDF carried out an aerial attack against a rocket launching cell after it fired rockets from the southern Gaza Strip into the western Negev.
More than 80 Qassam rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel over the past three days.
The IDF will continue to operate against the terror organizations in order to ensure the security and safety of all the citizens of Israel.
A local woman is shocked by Palestinian rocket attack in the southern border town Sderot, Israel, on Friday, May 18, 2007. At least two Qassam rockets fired by Palestinian militants hit Sderot Friday morning, damaging two houses and wounding at least three residents. (WPN)
Pajamas Media has more on the Sderot situation from their editor in Tel Aviv.