When Israel finally has to go back into Gaza, Please do not stop until all the terrorist gangs in the enclave from the top leadership on down to the launchers to the drivers to the stone throwers. (Yes, the stone throwers..When a group of Arab punks all throw jagged rockets the size of baseball’s and softball’s they DO kill and maim victims all the time, so zero sympathy from here.) It’s time to clean it out completely. Kill the terrorists and anyone with any record whatsoever, DEPORT them to Egypt(across the canal) Let 200,000 of the honest one’s stay with citizenship and annex it. Thats the price they need to pay for 60+ years of terror. Judea and Samaria too for that matter, same deal,let 500,000 stay, the rest have to go.. Enough of this farce..Pardon me if I updated in italics some mathematical errors in the Lebanese version of events,lol. From the Daily Star:
Speaking shortly after a truce ended a four-day flare-up in violence between Gaza militants and Israel, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad’s Al-Quds Brigade hailed the fact that it forced “a million Israelis to hide in shelters.”
Two rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel Friday. The first hit an uninhabited area of the northwestern Negev desert, while the second landed in an empty field in the Eshkol region.
The leader, who goes by the nom de guerre of Abu Ibrahim, also warned that the Brigades possess long-range weapons that could hit the Israeli city of Tel Aviv and could be used in its next conflict with the Jewish state.
“What we seek with our rockets is not to kill Israelis, but to maintain a balance of terror,” he told AFP during the interview, conducted at a secret location, flanked by armed bodyguards.
“The fact that a million Israelis were stuck inside shelters and suffered as our people do is more important for us than deaths.”
The latest violence between Israel and Gaza militants began on March 9, when Israel assassinated the commander of the Popular Resistance Committees group.
In response, militants led by the Al-Quds Brigades fired a barrage of rockets into southern Israel over the course of four days, bringing life in much of the region to a standstill.
Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of air strikes, killing 25 people, among them 14 members of Islamic Jihad.
NOTE: 24 were terrorists, the head cheese on Friday, 14 were Islamic Jihad members, 6 were PRC terrorists. Plus 2 children playing at the sights, and a old man who were all ultimately used as usual human shields, and dont forget the 3 they themselves killed later shooting in the air at the funerals..ed
Around 250 rockets were fired from Gaza, according to Israeli figures, with approximately 60 of them intercepted by the country’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
Authorities banned large gatherings in the area, including sporting events, and closed schools during the outbreak of violence.
The rockets hit throughout southern Israel, with some reaching around 40 kilometers inside the country. One struck just north of Gedera, which is only about 25 kilometers from the center of Tel Aviv, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the Jewish state’s population of 7.84 million.
Abu Ibrahim warned that the Brigades had weapons that could hit beyond the town of Ashdod, which lies some 35 kilometers north of Gaza.
“If the occupation targets any leader of any Palestinian group whatsoever or any citizen, the Brigades will respond with force and expand the reach of the response beyond Ashdod,” he said.
The group possessed “thousands” of rockets and had expanded its arsenal by exploiting “the opportunities offered by the (Arab) revolutions, particularly the fall of the Egyptian regime,” he added.
Still, he said, “it is not easy to transport sophisticated weapons into Gaza,” adding that 70 percent of its rockets “are made locally by a specialized section.”
“We now have guided missiles similar to Grads and we used them during the last conflict.”
Abu Ibrahim also denied tensions with Hamas, which rules Gaza and sought a quick end to the latest conflict and kept its fighters out of the battle, saying: “The Brigades operate with full freedom.”
And he denied “any coordination with any outside group, in Sinai or elsewhere.” But he acknowledged the group receives “fundamental support” from Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, saying it had trained thousands of Brigades fighters.
He said the group was not receiving weapons from Iran, as Israel has charged, but praised Tehran’s “great support,” citing funds it gives to the families of “martyrs” and the wounded in Gaza.
But he suggested that Islamic Jihad would not get involved if Iran were to come under attack, unless Gaza was also targeted.
“We’re nothing but a drop of water in the sea, and Iran doesn’t need us. It’s a strong country militarily,” he said.
“Our fundamental fight is in Palestine,” he said. “But if the Zionist enemy hits Iran and Gaza at the same time, we will respond with force.”
(That’s actually the textbook definition of terrorism. The deaths aren’t the point; it is to instill terror in the people.ed)
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
Islamic Jihad: (Al Quds Brigades)
31 “Jerusalem” missiles
24 “107″ missiles
PRC (Nasser Salah Din Brigades)
47 “Nasser” rockets
Fatah (Al Aqsa Brigades – al-Nedal Division)
19 Qassam-type rockets
32 Qassam-type rockets
17 Qassam-style rockets
Al-Ahrar and Jaysh al-Jumma
4 Qassam-style rockets
So the total through Monday is 101 Grads, 174 short range rockets and 55 mortars, or 330 projectiles for these groups. There may have been others that shot rockets as well.
Interestingly, they are not counting any rockets fired since the “cease fire” on Tuesday night.