It was a stormy weekend for the Jewish communities around Gaza. Five Qassam rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel.
On Friday, two Qassam rockets landed south of Ashkelon and two mortar shells were fired at Kibbutz Kissufim. Yesterday, another three Qassam rockets were fired. One of them landed south of Ashkelon and the other two landed in the Sderot area. No one was injured and no damage was caused by any of the rockets. Small organizations, such as the Popular Front For The Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Army of the Nation and the Popular Resistance Committees, took responsibility for the rocket fire.
In response to the rocket fire, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), attacked a team of rocket launchers near Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip.
Palestinian sources report that IDF troops fired at a rocket launching team and injured two terrorists lightly. The IDF confirmed that the troops in question had identified the terrorists who had fired the rockets.
Over the weekend, the IDF has been using a number of means to locate rocket launcher cells and to strike at them in “real time”.
Israeli security officials said that Hamas’s statements about its intention to abide by the “calm” Hamas’s leadership has taken no steps to stop the rocket fire out of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, the Hamas regime claims 17 Palestinians have been killed since the tahdiya broke down on November 4, and that all of the 17 were members of terror organizations.
In light of the ongoing rocket fire out, the Gaza Strip, Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided last night to leave the border crossings used to ship goods into the Gaza Strip closed for the time being.
The Israeli Defense Minister has not responded to questions placed by the Bulletin as to why Israel does not kill those who give the order to fire at Israel.
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