Two Kassam rockets were fired at Israeli cities from Gaza Sunday night – one toward Sderot and the other toward Ashkelon. No injuries were reported. The rockets were fired by the Islamic Jihad terror group, which has been largely standing on the sidelines as Fatah and Hamas battle it out in the streets of Gaza. Islamic Jihad’s statement taking credit for the rockets called upon all Arab factions to unite toward the common goal of killing Jews.
I was keeping track of the number of kassam attacks launched by the Palestinians into Israel since the ceasefire. By the end of December my tally was 62. After that point, I realized the only defense the Olmert Administration was capable of launching or keeping up was denial. It seems pointless to keep a tally in order to see which number would finally force the Olmert administration to act in defense of Israelis. If the government hasn’t acted by 62; then 100 or 1000 rockets later are completely irrelevant in the face of this type of willful denial.