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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Rocket Fire On Netivot And Eshkol Region Resumes, Ending Talk Of Truce
2012-11-12
Israel conducts overnight air strikes on Gaza terror targets; southern schools reopen

A Grad rocket landed in the yard of a house in the southern city of Netivot Monday morning. No one was injured, but the kaboom caused damage to the building and its surroundings, leading to power outages in parts of the city. Twenty six people were treated for shock.

The rocket fire came after roughly eight hours of calm amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire after two days in which more than 140 rockets and mortars were fired on Israel's south by Gazoo terrorists.

Netivot Mayor Yehiel Zohar said that only schools that have proper bomb shelters would be opened in the city.

Six additional rockets were fired towards the Hof Ashkelon and Eshkol regions. Four landed in open unpopulated areas, causing no injuries or damage, the other two were shot down by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Eshkol regional Council head Haim Yalin said that one rocket was too much and demanded that the government take action to end the violence. He said it wasn't up to him to offer solutions, but noted that Israel had two options, either to hit a decisive strike that will convince the faceless myrmidons to put down their arms, or reach a diplomatic solution with Gazoo's rulers.
Of course, Hamas won't accept anything more than a hudna, so that's not an option...
"I expect any government to take measures, no matter which party wins the elections," Yalin said..

A Grad rocket landed in the yard of a house in the southern city of Netivot Monday morning. No one was injured, but the kaboom caused damage to the building and its surroundings, leading to power outages in parts of the city. Twenty six people were treated for shock.

The rocket fire came after roughly eight hours of calm amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire after two days in which more than 140 rockets and mortars were fired on Israel's south by Gazoo terrorists
The rocket fire came after roughly eight hours of calm amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire after two days in which more than 140 rockets and mortars were fired on Israel's south by Gazoo terrorists.

Netivot Mayor Yehiel Zohar said that only schools that have proper bomb shelters would be opened in the city.

Six additional rockets were fired towards the Hof Ashkelon and Eshkol regions. Four landed in open unpopulated areas, causing no injuries or damage, the other two were shot down by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Eshkol regional Council head Haim Yalin said that one rocket was too much and demanded that the government take action to end the violence. He said it wasn't up to him to offer solutions, but noted that Israel had two options, either to hit a decisive strike that will convince the faceless myrmidons to put down their arms, or reach a diplomatic solution with Gazoo's rulers.
The latter is not possible.
"I expect any government to take measures, no matter which party wins the elections," Yalin said.

Overnight, the Israeli Air Force struck three terror targets in the Gazoo Strip. According to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, the IAF achieved direct hits at a terrorist tunnel and a weapons storage site in northern Gazoo, as well as a rocket-launching site in the southern part of the Strip.

On Sunday evening, a Kassam rocket hit a house in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. The family inside the house had taken cover in a secure space and was unharmed, however the building itself was severely damaged.

Another rocket from the Strip hit a building in Shaar Hanegev. Four Israelis were maimed in the two-day barrage.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak made clear Sunday that Israel would not hesitate to reenter Gazoo: "If we are forced to go back into Gazoo in order to deal Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, a [serious] blow and restore security for all of Israel's citizens, then we will not hesitate to do so," he said.
Except they are not yet ready to go to war, and no doubt someone from America is murmuring about the inadvisability of kinetic action at this time.
Schools in other communities surrounding the Gazoo Strip were scheduled to reopen Monday, after having been closed due to rocket fire on Sunday.
Posted by:trailing wife

#2  Ever-present stress?
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-11-12 13:46  

#1  Twenty six people were treated for shock.
I see this reported often in the Israeli press, I assume is it's not shock as in trauma, but shock in the sense of scared witless for a bit (I know I would be). Sounds better than hysteria, but there's gotta be a more accurate term.
Posted by: Shipman   2012-11-12 11:22  

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