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Dozens of rockets hit South, as Egyptian PM visits Gaza
Dozens of rockets rained down on the South on Friday morning as Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil visited the territory.

Israel had agreed to cease strikes on terror targets in the Strip during Kandil's approximately three hour visit.
Posted by:g(r)omgoru

#20  I expect these won't be 'lobbed', Water Modem.

History will tell us that the payloads have already been deployed and secured, pending activation from some threshold escalation event.

75,000 civilian Israeli reservists moving into Gaza on known routes would be such an event. The accelerated rocketing would be a strategy to set this 'flash mob' in motion over the tunnels under the perimeter road.
Posted by: Skidmark   2012-11-16 23:00  

#19  That would be the Iron Dome...

Posted by: Pappy   2012-11-16 18:39  

#18  Also where are Syria's chemical and bio warheads? Hezb?
Posted by: Water Modem   2012-11-16 18:12  

#17  Pappy - not if Iran lobs some nukes from Leb.
That would be the Iron Dome...
Posted by: Water Modem   2012-11-16 18:11  

#16  as of a few minutes ago

~550 missiles fired fr Gaza (about 70 of which were during the IDF/IAF cease fire for the Egyptian PM visit)

~600 IDF/IAF strikes at targets in Gaza

as noted by watermodem, a lot of targets remain and many of those are in densely populated areas
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-16 16:07  

#15  They are really good at creating side issues to delay an Israeli attack.
WM, Chief Rabbi of Britain, Lord Sachs, blames Iran for the escalation . Could be why Egypt doesn't seem to want to get involved,
Posted by: tipper   2012-11-16 16:05  

#14  Oh and it uses up Israeli anti-missile rockets before the real attack...

Different anti-missile system being used.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-11-16 15:27  

#13  "I note that Iran is doubling it's enrichment.
They are really good at creating side issues to delay an Israeli attack. "

that's an interesting point of view. worth thinking about. this entire conflict is obviously pre-planned. it's either about money (increased financial backing & weapons for Hamas), or some broader strategy objective.

again, you gotta' look for the unseen fingers of Al Quds in these events.
Posted by: Raider   2012-11-16 15:05  

#12  Oh and it uses up Israeli anti-missile rockets before the real attack...

It's a good strategy.
Posted by: Water Modem   2012-11-16 14:55  

#11  I note that Iran is doubling it's enrichment.
They are really good at creating side issues to delay an Israeli attack.

You know after GAZA will be Hez in Leb and then Iran will launch 5 or 10 nukes toward Israel just as they are bogged down in Leb.

Posted by: Water Modem   2012-11-16 14:54  

#10  Update
Israeli ministers were on Friday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day.

The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive and came just hours after Egypt's prime minister, denouncing what he described as Israeli aggression, visited the enclave and said Cairo was prepared to mediate.
Posted by: tipper   2012-11-16 14:37  

#9  I'm chuffed to see him gone, TW.
Posted by: Grunter   2012-11-16 14:03  

#8  Mrs. JohnQC has relatives in the south of Israel and in Tel Aviv. Things are getting a bit dicey in the south of Israel.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-11-16 14:00  

#7  Who else is pulling for the Gazoons to pull off a rocket hit on the Dome of the Rock?
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2012-11-16 13:50  

#6  Update
Hamas militants have fired at least one rocket at Jerusalem, the first time the city has been targeted for decades
Posted by: tipper   2012-11-16 13:21  

#5  by 2pm Israeli time they were at 510 incoming rockets since the targeted killing.

Then the launch rate increased.

The big rockets that can reach the larger cities are launched from the most populated parts of Gaza in hopes of counter-battery side-effect propaganda.
Posted by: Water Modem   2012-11-16 12:56  

#4  CCC is PlaneSPeeker is Israel4Jews in new clothing, Dr. Steve. He's a nasty-minded thing from England who likesto pretend to be a racist Israeli. He is also gone.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-16 11:59  

#3  *cough*2birds*cough*1stone*cough*
Posted by: SteveS   2012-11-16 10:57  

#2  You are incorrect about Israel, Chuff: Christians and Muslims are free to live pretty much as they wish there. Indeed, in the entire Middle East Israel is the ONLY country in which a Muslim can say what he wants free of the risk of death for opening his mouth.

Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood do indeed want an Islamic state in Egypt. The Copts are toast, they just haven't faced the full implications of that yet.
Posted by: Steve White   2012-11-16 10:46  

#1  The Egyptian PM's comments, "...will spare no efforts to achieve a cease fire..." were not received well by some of Hamas. They hoped for a "... we will strike with our own missiles" or something like that.
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-16 06:37