The election’s over, so Hamas doesn’t have to pretend to be interested in making peace anymore. But make no mistake: the poor lambs were provoked. How? The fiendish Zionists “entered Gaza in order to blow up a tunnel dug by Hamas terrorists for the purpose of kidnapping IDF soldiers.” Horror of horrors! It’s a good thing the era of “Jewish domination” is drawing to a close, eh?
Jihad against Israel resumes: “Attacks continue as rocket hits w. Negev,” from the Jerusalem Post, November 5 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Kassam attacks from Gaza continued on Wednesday afternoon with a rocket landing between Sderot and the Sha’ar Hanegev region. No one was wounded and no damage was reported.
In total, some 40 Kassam rockets and mortar shells were fired since the IDF’s counter-terror tunnel operation overnight Tuesday.
In what was the worst outbreak of violence since a shaky cease-fire took effect in June, two of the rockets hit Ashkelon, one landing near a school and sending six people into shock.
Seven IDF soldiers were wounded and six gunmen were reported killed in clashes, which erupted when IDF special forces entered Gaza in order to blow up a tunnel dug by Hamas terrorists for the purpose of kidnapping IDF soldiers….
Taher Nunu, a Hamas spokesman, said the group considered the air strikes a violation of the truce.
“This is a serious breach of the truce understandings reached through Egyptian mediation,” he said in an e-mail message to reporters. “We consider this the most serious in a string of breaches.”
Since the cease-fire went into effect in June, Hamas has dug an unknown number of tunnels to facilitate future attacks on Israel and to smuggle large quantities of weapons from Sinai. The tunnels are seen as central to Hamas’s terrorist infrastructure in the Strip.
But the tunnels don’t violate the truce. Only acting against the tunnels violates the truce. Got it?